If knitting stitches were eggs

'I've lost my count!' Shana wailed. A fine time to lose count, I thought. She could have done it at some other time than while working on a  Top Secret new project 🙂 But the wailing continued... 'I have forty-eight stitches here...' 'Now just hold it there a moment,' I said. 'This isn't going to… Continue reading If knitting stitches were eggs

cat · Craftwork · humour · Knitting · yarn


Needed something to make me laugh this morning, one of my designs is fighting back, I've tried knitting it, purling it, threw two colours at's just not working. So I shall take a deep breath, have a mug of strong tea, then try again. Failure is not an option!

humour · Knitting

Knitting with screwdrivers

(...or, if you prefer, 'Purling with Pozidrives' 🙂 ) At last, the long-awaited sequel to Knitting with spanners, which I wrote back in November 2013. As you might expect, the basics of knitting are not too hard to grasp. (If I can do it, so can you.) However, most blokes might be put off having… Continue reading Knitting with screwdrivers

Craftwork · crochet · humour

Crochet Hook Tidy For Men

Over breakfast this morning, I mentioned in passing to Chris that I was thinking about designing a crochet hook tidy more suitable for male crocheters. In between mouthfuls of cereal, Chris mumbled, "crochet hunk tidy." I almost choked on my oatibix flakes, and stopped munching a raisin for a moment to partake of a hearty… Continue reading Crochet Hook Tidy For Men