Click here for a link to the pattern. It's not free.
18 November 2013
7 November 2013
If you have your prescription, you can order prescription glasses online for a fraction of the cost. My last pair form a regular optician cost over 2000kroner (around £200+) These new ones cost $21!!!
You get your first pair free, so you only have to pay postage, but they're are so many low cost frames... I was like a kid in a toy shop! :)
I'm putting an ad banner on my site, which might actually generate some cash for me towards a new pair of glasses! If you wear glasses, or even if you just like them as a fashion accessory, I seriously recommend you check out Firmoo!
You'll find the ad banner at the top right hand side of this page.
2 November 2013
These are just a few free patterns I came across on Ravelry. If you're not a member, sign up - it's free and wonderful!
All the images should have click through links... click on the image to go the Ravelry page.
9 October 2013
Such as this owl!
There's no pattern available that I can find, so I'll try and figure out a version of this myself.
If I do find a pattern, I'll post it.
Also these lovely dishcloths. Great gift idea!
Both found on Aunt Em's studio.
25 September 2013
P4, K2, repeat from * til the last 4 stitches, K4. Kenneth came home from London with a lovely knitted jumper (several, in fact).
I've made a swatch of something that resembles the stitch, although there's something fancy going on that I can't figure out - some machine witchery!
I will post more/better pictures when I have some.
Cast on a multiple of 6 +4 stitches.
(My swatch is 22)
Version 1: (first picture)
1st row: *K4, P2 repeat from * til the last 4 stitches, K4
2nd row: *P4, K2, repeat from * til the last 4 stitches, K4.
Repeat 1st row
4th row: Knit
1st row: Knit
2nd row: as version 1
3rd & 4th rows: Knit
24 September 2013
I'm going to send them to the this lady, Yolanda Soto Lopez. She's helping orphans in Mexico, asking for donations of hats and scarves. I don't knit scarves, but if you do, it wont take long to knock out a few smaller sized ones, or neck warmers, for these kids.
They have enough hats and scarves for smaller children, but they still need larger sizes for the older kids, aged 12-18.
Send donations to:
Yolanda Soto Lopez
P.O. Box 211750
Here's the video.
7 September 2013
This new hat pattern is so simple and easy, a one day, no sweat project... it's a joy! I started this one yesterday, with no intention of finishing the same day, and yet, almost before I knew it, I was ready to decrease!
Each hat uses 70 - 80 grammes/metres of super bulky/chunky yarn. Each ball I've bought is 50g/m, so I'll make a stripy, stashbuster with the remaining yarn. That'll be fun!
Also, I've finally found the right cast on for this pattern - it's the Old Norwegian cast on, but worked in both knit and purl, to go with the ribbing. It takes some practice! I'll post a link in the pattern post.
3 September 2013
Mandolin Cable Motif Hat
|Nepal Reversible Hat|
|Striped Light Hat|
|Double Twist Hat|
|New Rose in Town Hat|
2 September 2013
Switch to double pointed needles when necessary. Place Marker
23 August 2013
20 August 2013
It's been a while. I've been thinking about it now for weeks. I know once I start, so starts the obsessive 'just one more row' attitude which leads to eye and hand strain.
I'm going to try and avoid that happening this time. I'm going to treat it like any other form of unhealthy behaviour and keep it in check. ... Hm, we'll see.
10 August 2013
22 March 2013
"Sisal is an agave that yields a stiff fibre traditionally used in making twine, rope and also dartboards. The term may refer either to the plant or the fibre, depending on context. It is sometimes incorrectly referred to as sisal hemp because hemp was for centuries a major source for fibre, so other fibres were sometimes named after it."
Jump to the bottom of this post for links to video tutorials on how to finger knit, icord and arm knit.
Knitted icord rope.
Here are the main differences between the two.
My favourite use of the finished product, is to knit it again, using arm knitting.