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

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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

Craftwork · crochet · Knitting · news

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

Craftwork · Knitting

Untamed DPN’s

Although I can knit quite easily with DPN's (see pics above), for the life of me I cannot get started with them. I've seen endless tutorials with all the sticks in a nice order, and nice words reassuring me that all I need to do is line them up and knit. I suspect the pictures… Continue reading Untamed DPN’s

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The Great Dishcloth Challenge

Oops, with a title like that I've really gone and 'bigged it up' now, haven't I? It was a short but fun project though and for once both Shana and I could work on making the same thing at the same time. And as a wise washer-upper once said, you can never have too many… Continue reading The Great Dishcloth Challenge