Saturday, 27 April 2013

Knitting & Crochet Blog Week: Day 6 A Tool to Covet #4KCBWDAY6

A Tool to Covet

This has to be a “stitch marker”! 
Have you ever been told off by a ten-year-old waving a stitch marker in your face?

Friday, 26 April 2013

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Knitting & Crochet Blog Week: Day 3 Infographic: Typical Gift Project Cycle #4KCBWDAY3



Infographic: Typical Gift Project Cycle

From left to right: (1) Due date for gift; (2) Time required to complete gift; (3) Project start date

Monday, 22 April 2013

Knitting & Crochet Blog Week: Day 1 The House Cup #4KCBWDAY1

The House Cup

Eskimimi has created a house system for Knitting & Crochet Blog Week inspired by Harry Potter. I remember having houses in every school I attended and so do my children except we didn't get to choose—the house was assigned upon entry to school. No correspondence will be entered into.

It feels a bit weird to have the privilege of choosing a house to represent me for the purpose of this week. The house descriptions are here: and you can view the results of a poll showing the numbers of blog week participants in each house if you visit and click in the sidebar survey gadget.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Knitting & Crochet Blog Week 2013: How to Find Everyone’s Posts

Are you looking forward to reading everyone's blog posts during International Knitting & Crochet Blog Week IV?

Monday, 15 April 2013

Autumn Colour

Autumn is my favourite season.
Each year my ornamental pear tree blesses me with the most beautiful colours.
In just 24 hours, fresh leaf fall (above) transforms my garden to a vivid palette of inspiration.
The result is a cosy crocheted colour scheme to warm my winter days.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week April 22-28

I am deciding whether to participate in Eskimimi's 4th Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week.
Thanks to Kathryn from Crochet Concupiscence for spreading the news about this event.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Fashioning the Fab Four (Part 5): Rehearsal

Any professional musician or entertainer will advise that the key to a polished performance is preparation. Whether it is live on stage or in the recording studio, rehearsals are essential.

The practical experience of rehearsing allows artists to experiment, practise new techniques, consolidate skills and organise their plans. A rehearsal is often the only way to identify potential problems and iron them out–I know I would rather discover a hitch at rehearsal than during the main performance.

As it is for musicians, so it is for crocheters.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Deadlines & Disappointments

I've been away from the computer for a little while because of busily trying to complete a particular project and I am disappointed that I have missed my deadline to have it finished.