Guilt-Free Stashing

By |2017-07-26T09:46:26+02:00May 29th, 2014|Guest Blogger Posts, Other|

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...

All The Shawls

By |2017-07-26T09:46:26+02:00May 16th, 2014|Guest Blogger Posts|

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 [...]

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Puppy love

By |2017-07-26T09:46:26+02:00April 25th, 2014|Guest Blogger Posts|

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 [...]

HOOKING

By |2017-07-26T09:46:27+02:00March 6th, 2014|crochet, crochet hooks, Tools|

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? ...

Beanies for Teenies

By |2017-07-26T09:46:27+02:00May 10th, 2013|charity, Events|

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. […]

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