Knitted Toy - Gerty the Giraffe

A Giraffe is born – meet Gerty…

Some time ago, one of the members of one of the many Facebook groups that I’m in was doing a “WIP-dive” project.  I thought it was a great idea so I went into the box of WIP that I have and found a half-finished giraffe.  I decided to finish her off…and today I have! 🙂 […]

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Knitting Espionage -reblogging

Fascinating article about knitting as a code during the war….blogged about on “Chris and Shana Craft shack”. I’ve often thought that knitting patterns are a kind of code! Here the knitting itself might have been! check it out here! “I’ve mentioned to Chris on a few occasions about my design notes for patterns looking like […]

Take a peek at my weekly Instagram round-up

Here is a quick look at some of the pictures I’ve put on Instagram this week. This week I’ve been stalked by penguins…All over the place….they are even watching me now….sinister! I also have a lovely smooshy delivery of yarn… from All Wool that Ends Wool! Look at those lovely colours, can’t WAIT to start […]

A WIP in time…or is it nine?

I’ve just got back from a nice sunny Saturday run. I went “nosing” around all the posh houses and gardens (all £1m plus!) today.  I can only dream of owning one of those. I’ve returned to the more reasonably priced end of town and an sitting on my patio pondering what to do next! I […]

Keeping your brain active – can knitting and crochet help?

I was driving to work yesterday morning, when i heard an article on the news about there being a link between keeping an active brain and reduced risk of dementia.  I thought about it on the way to work and decided to do a bit more reading on the subject.  I’m in the unfortunate situation […]

Lorna’s Star Mandala Free Crochet Pattern

New Pattern update! – after my fun playing with colours earlier, I’ve created another couple of Mandala’s You can download it “here” This one has two colour variants, this first one reminds me of a summer’s day so I’ve called it “Lorna’s Star, sunshine on a summer’s day” This second one was designed specially for […]

How to crochet a “double treble” (dtr)

A couple of the patterns that I’ve published (or ones that I’m working on at the moment!) include a double treble crochet (dtr) stitch.  Its really a very simple stitch but I thought I’d share how to do it….I’m using UK Crochet terms 🙂 The double treble is made the same way as a treble […]