Knitting Needle Case Tutorial

This knitting needle case tutorial uses one long piece of fabric, which is folded to create roll with a pocket for the knitting needles and a smaller pocket for round knitting needles, cable needles and crochet hooks.

Getting ahead for Christmas

Have you used Hjertegarn Incawool? Its a beautiful yarn which I won in a giveaway run by EmmayandLien – its super soft and a delight to knit with. Its just beautiful. One skein, perfect for a cowl… I browsed ravelry and found this gorgeous pattern. Admittedly I have adapted it a little! This knitted up … Read more

Finishing WIP – knitting

Do you have many projects on the go? Oh good, I’m not alone!  I have two knitted projects, a denim rag quilt in progress, fabric bought to replace ripped curtains, top to be made, plus keeping stock levels maintained in my etsy shop. Naturally I go through phases, going from one project to a next, dependant … Read more

Teach your child to knit, 6 top tips

My daughter has just expressed an interest in knitting. She is 8 years old and is not renowned for her patience! My reaction was mixed – I have to admit my heart sank.. but at the same time I was delighted that she expressed an interested. Amazingly she has stuck at it:) A trip to the local … Read more

National Knitting Week 2013

Did you know it is National Knitting Week in the UK? To celebrate this week I have been determined to finish some mittens, before the cold weather sets in!! My local wool shop Crafty Ewe gave me some great advice. I have been knitting for about six years now, and can confidently follow a pattern, knit … Read more

Storage ideas for knitting needles, how do you store yours?

Whilst tidying my studio and making knitting needle rolls I have been contemplating various ways of storing my precious knitting needles. Why not reuse an item from around your home? Although I have to admit to craving  a beautiful upcycle wine crate: How do you store your knitting needles? Check out my knitting needles case tutorial here.

Homemade Christmas Presents

Time is rapidly running out for making homemade Christmas presents. My original christmas card design was pressed bracken trees on handmade paper. However I quickly became covered in sticky adhesive spray, and found the bracken difficult to stick down (as you can see!). So instead I have gone for an old christian music score folded into a tree … Read more