The last May WIP Wednesday, oh my goodness! This week has been really hot so not the right weather for working on large projects. However, it has meant I could take my photographs outdoors! On the cooler days I have managed to add another 7 stripes to the cosy stripe blanket. I’ve also reached the…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday-31st May
This afternoon I added the buttons to my daughter’s lace cardigan. It’s taken 19 days (mainly knitting for an hour or so in the evenings) from start to finish, which is a fairly long time for something so small! However, my new needles made knitting so much more enjoyable and I can’t wait to use…… Continue reading Lessons from Lace
Yarn Chicken is not a game for the faint hearted, but many of us knitters and crocheters find ourselves embroiled in a battle against the yarn towards the end of a project. It’s a game I’ve found myself playing a few times in the last couple of weeks, and I think I’ve finally figured out…… Continue reading 5 Rules For Playing Yarn Chicken
Today was a day of real mixed feelings. My temporary contract ended so I had to say goodbye to some lovely people who I’ve worked with for the last 18 months. I made some thank you cards last night using my Cricut as there were a few people who I wanted to thank individually. I…… Continue reading All Change!
These weeks are just flying by at the minute with work on the allotment, plus decorating. I’ve still squeezed in a little bit of craft time though! The lace cardigan has both fronts and most of the back completed. I’m now beginning to think about the blocking process, but the yarn is 50% wool and…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday-24th May
Now that the last frost date has passed here, the final plants have gone to the allotment. It seems odd that normal life has continued for us today, when only a hundred or so miles away in Manchester people’s lives have been turned upside down. My son, who is 5, seems unaware of the events,…… Continue reading The Pumpkin Patch
Recently I’ve been using heat embossing a lot on my cards, as it’s such a simple technique. However, sometimes it goes a bit wrong, and I’ve managed to work out some of the reasons for this. I’ve also managed to solve some of those problems by making small changes. I thought it might be useful…… Continue reading Heat Embossing Tips and Tricks