In just 48 hours I’m having the dreaded Carpal Tunnel Syndrome operation! It’s such a small op but should make a huge difference to how my hands feel. The main problem is, I’m now madly trying to get my daughter’s hat knitted before I go for the operation on Wednesday BUT with the added problem … More
Yesterday was fantastic and I came away with so much enthusiasm and encouragement for the future of WeKnit. In the next couple of days I’m going to have a minor operation on my wrist which will prevent me from knitting or crocheting for about SIX weeks! This seems like the ideal time to sit down … More Amazing Day
It’s finally here! I just fancied a day out with friends so back in the summer I decided to organise a coach trip over to Exeter for the Sewing, Stitching and Hobbycraft Show at the Westpoint arena. After months of planning it’s finally here! I’ve got a coach load of 45 women and 1 man … More We’re going out!
I love to teach. More than knitting. More than crochet. I love to teach. So for me, the natural thing to do with my knitting and crochet skills is to share them through teaching. In the cafe I run classes on an irregular basis. The most popular courses are the 10 week “Learn to Crochet” … More Learning New Skills
There is NOTHING more annoying than having to open up another ball of yarn JUST to work the final few rows of an item. So when I was left with 46g of a 50g ball after making the Dancing Leaves hat by Drops Design, I had no alternative other than to think of something useful. … More Dancing Leaves Fingerless Gloves
It’s autumn (or fall) and in the DROPS yarn world that means it’s Merino sale time. I’ve decided to knit a beautiful beret from their new catalogues but found the pattern incredibly difficult to follow SO, being me, I’ve re-written the pattern in a way we Brits would find more accessible. I’ve also included the … More Dancing Leaves Slouchy Hat by Drops Designs
I bought a fabric crochet hook case from a craft fair and I have to say I’m a tad disappointed. My hooks keep falling out! So I searched on the internet for one to make but they either have just chains of crochet to hold the hooks in, or a lovely one with pockets that … More Fat Handled Crochet Hooks That Need a Home!