Cross Stitch

Holiday Ornaments Galore

Oh My Goodness! Holiday Ornaments Galore by Ursula Michael is absolutely gorgeous! I could quite happily sit down and stitch almost every single pattern right now. Holiday Ornaments Galore starts off with a brief introduction of the author, Ursula Michael. This is followed by a couple of pages of General Instructions and Technique Tips. These… Continue reading Holiday Ornaments Galore

Cross Stitch

Mini Cross Stitch Ornaments

I love this book! When the opportunity came up to review Mini Cross Stitch Ornaments from Leisure Arts, I was quite excited. It looked really interesting and I love doing cross stitch. Now that I have had a chance to have a better look at it I am super excited! You can see from the… Continue reading Mini Cross Stitch Ornaments

Crochet, Karen's Korner

OFAPNZ (Octopus for a Preemie NZ)

I was really excited to come across the Facebook page for OFAPNZ a couple of weeks ago. Back in April of last year I published my first post about the Octopus for a Preemie movement (see “Octopuses (Octopi?) For Premature Babies”). I did a bit of experimenting with the patterns I found (see “Two Jumpers… Continue reading OFAPNZ (Octopus for a Preemie NZ)

Crochet, Karen's Korner, Knitting

Working With Hanks Of Yarn

I have previously not had much experience working with hanks of yarn, but was recently asked to knit a jacket for a friend’s little girl. She followed my suggestion that she check out the range available at The Wool Company. I really love their yarns and the fact that they are high quality and locally made.… Continue reading Working With Hanks Of Yarn