Craftwork · crochet · Xmas

Only 150 days until . . .

Chris started it, I wasn't even thinking about...erm...*whispers* Christmas,  he decided he'd like to knit a scarf, I nonchalantly suggested he might knit one for Mater & Pater, well two obviously, but I meant one each. Before I knew what was happening, Chris had chosen the yarn he'd like to use, I'd ordered it, the… Continue reading Only 150 days until . . .

Craftwork · Knitting · yarn

I’ve Got The Blues

But in a good way! As a result of bargain hunting on eBay, my new old yarn arrived this morning, there are actually 5 balls, but I'm using one for a new design...more of that later. The yarn is Sirdar Soft Cotton aran, and it really is soft...and squishy...and yarny and...oh the joy of new… Continue reading I’ve Got The Blues

Craftwork · crochet · yarn

Organza Yarn

Sometimes yarn is delivered vacuum packed with all the life sucked out of it, sometimes it's delivered squished into a plastic bag...but sometimes you get a special treat. This is how my yarn has just arrived from the Wool Warehouse, in a pretty organza bag with ribbons, WOW!! The yarn is Lily Sugar'n Cream, a massive… Continue reading Organza Yarn


Haunting Yarns and Ordinary Colours

Chris should take credit for finding these two fascinating articles, I shall take credit for sharing them, and spelling colour correctly!! A Haunting Yarn I don’t knit, but that hasn’t stopped me from lurking around the Etsy shop of a German merchant called DyeForYarn. The pun, though forced, is fitting. Just take a look at the… Continue reading Haunting Yarns and Ordinary Colours

Craftwork · Tutorial · yarn

How to Wind a Center-Pull Ball By Hand

1) Tie a slip knot in the end of your yarn. 2) Tighten this slip knot on your winding tool. I like to pull this slip knot tight in the hook of the crochet hook, or high up toward the end of the knitting needle, to keep it out of the way. 3) Hold your… Continue reading How to Wind a Center-Pull Ball By Hand

Craftwork · crochet · Knitting · yarn

Bargain of the day!

As I can only use cotton yarn for knitting and crocheting, I'm always on the look out for a good deal. I often buy dishcloth cotton which is ideal for doing samples...and of course the occasional dishcloth! One brand I've used for years is Pegasus, and I've just found some on eBay at a good… Continue reading Bargain of the day!