I've always enjoyed learning and for me nothing ever remains interesting or fascinating if it never changes or remains stagnant. I'm a firm believer that if you don't challenge yourself you don't improve and won't develop your knitting skills further any time soon. My weekend morning routine tends to consist for me to wake up … Continue reading Beginner knitter but knitting a jumper – easy stuff actually..
Swatching. Oooof. "Boooring" I hear you say. "I've never once prepared a swatch, and never needed to, so why should I start now?" I hear you, I hear you. So - hands up - who makes a swatch every time they try a new yarn, or start a new project? *Hand goes up* Or at … Continue reading Swatch like your life depends on it
I am sure many of you by now have heard of or seen photos of the Scheepjes Hygge CAL 2017 on Social Media (started 15/02 and ran for 14 weeks). A glorious design by Kirsten Ballering (from Haak Maar Raak) from which so much inspiration was drawn and created almost an avalanche of beautiful pieces and … Continue reading Skirting the issue – in crochet
This blogging malarkey is making me spend even more time at the computer now *starts looking around*. Ever since I bought my iMac a few years ago I had a light grey fabric offcut which found its way onto my desk back then and which I have been using as a dust cover on my … Continue reading Make me look pretty, said the keyboard
Following on from my earlier post THE DOT COTTON SWEATER FROM WATG – part 1 I continued muddling my way through the Wool and The Gang Dot Cotton Sweater pattern instructions to finally put my jumper together. I was really keen to get this piece finished as I loved the colours and the order in which they eventually … Continue reading The Dot Cotton Sweater from WATG – part 2
I wanted to share with you a free pattern I created which I hope will put a smile on your face every morning when you're getting your scrub on at the basin or in the shower! I honestly could not wait to finish this make and put it to the test. When I first put … Continue reading Make a quirky cloud face scrubby
I purchased this pattern the Dot Cotton Sweater from WATG some time ago last year together with a basic knitting pattern, the TS Street Hoodie (..which I still need to assemble..not as easy as I thought as a beginner knitter!). I believe you can’t purchase the pattern alone anymore, at least not from what I … Continue reading THE DOT COTTON SWEATER FROM WATG – part 1