Knitting

I got a knitting machine

Instructions: Take title of this post and sing repeatedly to the tune of 'Silver Machine' by Hawkwind. Seriously though. the industrial revolution has just arrived at the CraftShack (two hundred years late, but better than never, and in any case they never had much in the way of Internet services back in the 1790s :)… Continue reading I got a knitting machine

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Attention all braiders. You don’t exist!

Knit if you want. Crochet if you must. But don't talk to me about braiding. Because I found out recently that there is actually no such thing as a braider! The shock came when we were watching Countdown on Friday 10 November. For those who have never seen it (ie, about two hundred thousand Americans… Continue reading Attention all braiders. You don’t exist!

Knitting

The fine art of knitting

Knitting. It's not just a skill: it's an art. But what happens if you are one of those multi-creative types who just can't make up their mind whether to craft a beautiful sweater or churn out a few watercolours? As you may have guessed, I have the perfect solution. With a smattering of primary colours… Continue reading The fine art of knitting

Knitting

Waffle Scarf

Not sure if she was inspired by my incessant verbal waffling. (Unlikely 🙂  )  Or by my enjoyment of toasted waffles for breakfast. But whatever the reason, Shana recently treated me to not one, not two, but three whole 50g balls of Sirdar 'Husky' Super Chunky waffle yarn. Shana thought the white flecks were little… Continue reading Waffle Scarf

Knitting · Xmas

Twas the wreath before Christmas

  Not long ago I wrote about how I had made my parents a scarf each for Christmas. Well, that wasn't all, because I also collaborated with Shana to make them a Christmas wreath too. No point reinventing the wheel though (or in this case, the wreath) so Shana found an excellent set of instructions… Continue reading Twas the wreath before Christmas

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The Long Slow Process of Updating Patterns

I've been putting off a thorough re-design of my patterns for some time, I put new covers on a while ago, but I knew more was needed. A lot of patterns have way too many pages, so I've opted for a 2-column design, the free patterns no longer have a cover so the pattern starts… Continue reading The Long Slow Process of Updating Patterns