My most perfect project to date. You’d never suspect the drama involved just getting it on to the needles. It started off just like the odd Sunday evening often does: on my Macbook, searching the Ravelry database. Normally this is just the internet equivalent of window shopping, but this time I had a plan: I had [...]
Non-knitters seem to have the idea that knitting is a linear process. A knitter chooses a pattern or project. They then purchase the required yarn. They knit with it. The project and the yarn is finished. They choose a new project. They don’t have a stash, they only have one project on their needles at a time, they are not concerned with the next project...
I’ve always liked the idea of shawls. They are so very elegant; they feel like white gloves, lace fringe, or opera glasses. They feel like a period piece. I picture myself at a high tea, swanning about draped in glorious soft warm goodness. However, like most other affectations of past eras, the reality seems much [...]
Winter is almost upon us again here in South Africa, and we have been busy bees with lots of new and lovely products & yarns added to our site in 2014 so far! I hope you've already dusted off your needles/hooks, organised your yarn stash & started planning your Winter-woolies!
These fingerless gloves were knitted using less than a skein of Manos del Uruguay’s Silk Blend (Café), from the very popular Fetching pattern. It was about 10 days from start to finish, and probably took about 20 hours of knitting time. (In stay-at-home-mom-of-a-4-year-old-boy-time, that’s about 105 hours.) It’s a small project, yes. Normally nothing to [...]
The thing about crochet hooks is that they all looked the same to me. Yes, sure, I realised that some hooks have a sharper edge than others, and yes it does make a bit of a difference. I do own a few symfonie crochet hooks, but are they really better than Pony? Does a difference in needle tip or style warrant the purchasing of new set of hooks? ...
We have been inundated with emails and phone calls from those of you who are looking for LeLana Handspun Yarn! […]
Carle' of Nurturing Fibres and I have been hard at work developing a gorgeous new range for this next season. Pictured are some of the semi-solid colourways which will become available over the next few months. The variegated colourways and a few surprises will also be announced soon!
Save the date: 8 June 2013 Last year, the friends of Beanies 4 Teenies (that’s you!) made 320 baby beanies, which were distributed to the Mowbray Maternity Hospital, Red Cross Children’s Hospital and Tygerberg Hospital. Winter is just around the corner and you can bet they need our help once again. […]