Get those needles clicking!
Getting Ahead of Myself
…but in a good way this time! I had hoped to get all the pattens done by the end of August, but a few – more than a few- rainy days in Cornwall had me chained to my laptop and I got them all finished. Yay!
Late Night Knitting
Well, it’s up and running. The pattern’s in my Etsy shop as of about an hour ago. Pulled a very-late-nighter but so pleased it’s done and I can share it with everyone. I’ve been asked about this throw for ages and finally got my act together to create the patterns.
Get those needles out folks and knit up some fabulous stocking fillers. This easy knit pattern will delight the youngsters!
These purses or mini-bags are perfect for giving small gifts, decorating the Christmas tree or simply using for coins or bits and pieces!
These three simple purse patterns are from ‘Fun Knits for Beginners’.
Knitting for Christmas
A couple of weeks ago, I collected all the Ekokid patterns published so far, edited like crazy and came up with a fabulous new book! But more to the point, it’s just in time to get on with knitting for Christmas.
Well, autumn (or fall) is in the air and the evenings are starting to get just that bit longer. Instead of moaning about the shorter days and chillier nights, I’ve decided to get Christmas knitting again!
Put Your Feet Up
Avoid the Christmas Rush – Panic Now! This quote always make me kind of chuckle at the craziness some of us – millions of us in fact – go through every Christmas. And oh, it doesn’t have to be that way!
I’ve just been looking at a book published in 1870 by Isabella Beeton called Beetons Book of Needlework. It includes crafts such as….
Penguins of Paradise
Last year (ish) I designed a simple knitting pattern for beginner knitters called Winter Nits – listed here – of a snowman, a father Christmas, a penguin and a sleeping bag. Simple quick to knit and fun to play with. Recently I took it one step further.
Stix & Yarn
Top models are doing it, kids are doing it and the wrinklies have been at it for years! Don’t miss out on adding a new skill to your life CV. Get a domestic survival craft under your belt that will……
Is it just too boring lying on a sun-drenched white sandy beach all day doing nothing? No? Ok cool, stop reading this, close your eyes and relax. But if you get fidgety and you’ve read all the holiday romances you can stomach for now, have a stab at knitting!
Christmas in August
Last week I saw Christmas cards and decorations for sale – in August aaaaarrrgh! So I thought I’d get on my Halloween broomstick and design some friendly spooky stuff.
At some point in history – information is a bit sketchy as to ‘when’ – women took over. And over the years, knitting has gone in and out of fashion.
No More Scarves
Royals do it, top models do it, children do it, grannies do it and men used to do it before women took over.
Making gifts for family and friends is so rewarding and there are many crafts that can be turned into pleasing and organic homemade gifts. And you don’t have to be a crafting expert to create beautiful gifts.