Have you ever wondered how to do a provisional cast on? Once you get in to the swing of things it is actually very soothing and the end result is simply amazing. This knitted method doesn't require the use of a crochet hook, all you need is some waste yarn and your knitting needle. If … Continue reading Provisional cast on
Whether you make resolutions, have a word for the year or don't bother with any of that, there is still something about the start of the year that makes you think about planning for the future.
As someone who hates weaving in ends at the end of a project, you can imagine my joy when I discovered that you could weave in the ends as you go along! I thought I would put together a little set of instructions to share this skill with you. (The images show me purling the … Continue reading Weaving in ends
When I came back to knitting I had never heard of blocking. It wasn’t something that I needed to do with that scarf or teddy bears jumper that I had knit when I was younger. It wasn’t until I knit my first shawl that I really noticed the finishing instructions which said to block my … Continue reading Power of blocking
At the beginning of the year we all make plans for the things we would like to achieve in the next 12 months. I even wrote a blog post about it. But not many of us go back during the year and review how we are getting on with those goals, so when the year … Continue reading Time to review your goals
I love to knit, and have a large collection of knitting patterns, but have often wondered if I would have what it takes to design something for myself. Where do you begin? I had bought some Daughter of a Shepherd DK yarn with the intention of using it to knit a hat for my Dad. … Continue reading Close to Home
The new year may be in full swing but that doesn't mean that you can't still be thinking about setting goals, be it for yourself or for your business. Why should you be restricted to only making plans one month out of twelve? And how many of us have been despondent at the end of the year when we can't seem to see the results of all our hard work?