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! 🙂 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Do you get pains in your hands and wrists when crocheting or knitting?
Is it really sad to have a “favourite” cast-on? If so, sign me up, I’m sad! The long tail cast on is my favourite cast-on, its simple and quick and relatively painless (once you have your head around it!)
So, the rain has driven me to yarn and needles…..
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
I’ve been having fun this week using a colour wheel to experiment with colours for some Mandala’s that I’m making. I thought I’d share my thoughts on how to use a colour wheel in the hope that it will help you do some experimentation too!
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 […]
What do you do when you have left-over yarn? Make a mandala! This could be used as a coaster or just to look pretty on your desk!
I thought it might be useful to write about how to block different items that you have knitted or crocheted.
This is my pattern for the extra square that I’ve designed for my “Last Dance on the Beach CAL” blanket (I know….that’s sooo 2016 darling!).