Knitting a lot and then knitting some more

Apart from an amigurumi bunny for a colleague’s baby shower, I’ve really been knitting a lot more than crocheting. I finished the Reyna shawl and am now busy with the wrap pattern called “Moonlight” by Pat Strong. Although I have gone full rainbow colours on this wrap and not anything near the demure dark colourContinue reading “Knitting a lot and then knitting some more”

Digging out my embroidery skills

I hope I’m not the only one who buys craft kits and then take a year (or five in this case!) to start on them. In 2012 I got one of  Rosework’s embroidery patterns called “Firebird” and finally started working on it about a month ago. (Roseworks is a local — i.e. South African —Continue reading “Digging out my embroidery skills”

Learning and Practising Knitting and Embroidery

So it’s been a busy few weeks writing wise (both fiction and at work!), but I have been crafting more than I thought I would thanks to the Easter weekend. I only have one FO to show – the “Love” embroidery that came as a kit with one of the Mollie Makes magazine issues. TheContinue reading “Learning and Practising Knitting and Embroidery”

Knitting and amigurumi all the way

Meet my newest amigurumi creation! The pattern is a paid pattern from DIY Fluffies (check out their other patterns while you’re at it). I found the pattern very well written and thorough (Photos! Graphs!) so making it was seamless even using a different thickness of yarn. I only substituted the size of the eyes asContinue reading “Knitting and amigurumi all the way”

Journaling and Quilling

Well, my idea of writing for this blog every week has so far flown out the window. Oops. But in good news, I have finished some projects and have some journaling and quilling to show! Journaling Although I’m still not journaling every day, I do try to journal as often as possible. Here are aContinue reading “Journaling and Quilling”

Current Projects – Crochet and Knitting

With all these heatwaves we’re having in Gauteng (the province that I live in in South Africa), I’ve been working on small and light projects. There is no way I’m working on the Fire and Smoke Throw when it is the hottest day of summer! Knitting! Luckily my road trip knitting of December (the HerningContinue reading “Current Projects – Crochet and Knitting”

My Word of the Year – Creativity

This year I decided that, besides my “normal” type of goals, I am also going to choose a word for the year. I ended up choosing “creativity” as it encompasses so much for me. Creativity means feeding the soul, means hope, means looking at life and at the world in different ways. And we trulyContinue reading “My Word of the Year – Creativity”

Catching Up, Finished Objects, and Christmas Crafting Begins!

In which time runs away from me, I start a new job, finish a few projects, and start some Christmas projects (can you believe it’s already that time of the year!). I’ve had no excuses for not keeping up with the blog other than not having enough time… In September I started a new jobContinue reading “Catching Up, Finished Objects, and Christmas Crafting Begins!”

How I Learned to Crochet

Although crochet may look very difficult to do, it is actually very easy once it is broken down into the separate stitches. To give an example, a friend whom I taught how to crochet was making a crocheted blanket after her third short lesson and she already knew all the basic stitches. My grandmother, myContinue reading “How I Learned to Crochet”

Free Pattern: Fingerless gloves with trebles and texture

In case you were still wondering — yes, it is still winter here in the southern hemisphere! Although we have had a very mild winter, so the gloves I have been making have not been too thick and warm. I also still have to get some proper wear out of my scarves — but IContinue reading “Free Pattern: Fingerless gloves with trebles and texture”