Hello! Welcome to my Learn to Knit for Beginners series of posts. In the next few posts I’ll be exploring the basics of knitting. I’ll also provide some hints tips and tutorials to help you learn to knit. What’s this all about? In this introduction to the Learn to Knit for Beginners course I’ll describe […]
I’m very very excited to announce that Freddie the Field Mouse (my free knitting pattern – available here!) has got some friends! Thanks to my test-knitters Hennie and AnneDoug (on Ravelry!) First there was Mulberry. She came with an AMAZING poem written by the brilliant Hennie who made her. See the Ravelry post here. Isn’t […]
Photo Tutorial showing you how to Dye your own Yarn at home. Create self-striping yarn at home, using Acid Dyes or Food Colouring
I decided I wanted to experiment with immersion dyeing. I’d seen a technique for adding different colours to get semi-solid shades. Because I was experimenting, I decided to wind one hank into three smaller hanks. I did this using the trusty dining room chairs. I measured out 2m of yarn, wrapped that around the chairs […]
Is your yarn piled up and shoved in a box (like mine used to be!) or are you super organised and neat (like I’m trying to be!). I’m the furthest thing from “neat” that you can imagine, much to the exasperation of my other half.
I’ve recently been experimenting with dyeing my own yarn. Step 1 was lots of googling and research, I thought I’d share what I learned on my first trip down “dye-street”. Why 11? I dunno, just the number I ended up with!
Instagram, for those times when you don’t have a whole lot to say, but the picture is pretty….!
Late last week, we decided that a few days away would be a nice idea. I blooming LOVE Cornwall, so we decided to brave the holiday crowds and head down to Cornwall. Not fancying spending thousands on a hotel, or getting soggy in a tent for four days, we managed to bag ourselves a static […]
Today the sun stayed out long enough for a visit to the local “Art in the Park”festival in Leamington Spa.
Strange title for a post I know, I don’t really have anything to say but I’m interested in your responses. I’ve used Ravelry for a while and LOVE it. I’ve not explored the groups / forums side of it though and to be honest I’m not sure where to start. There seem to be so […]