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
Hand knitted versions of six Lincolnshire parish churches will go on display at Lincoln Cathedral in August. The knitted churches have all been hand-crafted by community groups as part of the artsNK managed Woolly Spires project and will be on display from August 1 to 30. The exhibition includes one church from each district of… Continue reading Knitted Blessings
It isn't often that we post news stories, but this is an important one. Rumours that High Street stalwart John Lewis would be ditching its haberdashery department in favour of bikini waxes have prompted an online backlash from customers and crafters. source: BBC News The article also states that next year will be all about Macramé,… Continue reading And in other news – John Lewis has ‘no plans’ to close the haberdashery department
A yarn bomber says vandals who repeatedly removed her woollen artwork, throwing it around a Hertfordshire town, have done her "a big favour". Laura Whitford decorated the centre of Royston with colourful nets and bunting to publicise a craft fair on Saturday. The nets have been thrown on to a roof and into trees almost… Continue reading Royston yarn bomb victim thanks vandals
Trawling through the news searching for anything to do with crochet I found this article, not exactly recent news, but nonetheless interesting! Google seriously needs to change its algorithms, crochet is NOT knitting. What is the link between Queen Victoria, potatoes and crochet? In early Victorian Britain, crochet was often regarded as a cheap substitute… Continue reading Queen Victoria’s Crochet
Today Bloke is...erm...*whispers* 49, we don't really do parties, but there is a rather epic chocolate cake for later, and pizza, and egg 'n' mayo sandwiches, as Bloke himself would say, "yes, but not all on the same plate"!! I found you an origami cake, I'm sure you could make it for real, I only… Continue reading HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS!