Knitting to save lives…

In the UK we have a blood transfusion service that takes blood from donors to use where needed in emergencies and during operations.

This is a vital service and they are always looking for new volunteers to donate blood.

They are looking for enthusiastic knitters to help raise awareness of blood donation for a donor recruitment campaign they’ll be running in February 2014. And they’re asking for people like us to knit blood drops of varying sizes to form part of the national campaign.
Read more of “Knitting to save lives…”

Share

Book Reviews

I’ve been playing with the video camera and created a quick video to review the latest additions to my knitting library. Enjoy!

Both these books are available from Amazon – see links below.

Available from Amazon.com (US)



Only recommended if you’re an experienced knitter – there may be better books exploring the use of color for novices.


I highly recommend this book to discover all sorts of ways to start and finish your knitting!

Available from Amazon.co.uk (UK)



Only recommended if you’re an experienced knitter – there may be better books exploring the use of color for novices.


I highly recommend this book to discover all sorts of ways to start and finish your knitting!

 

Share

Cable hat in James Brett Woodlander yarn

Here in the UK we’re having an early October heatwave with temperatures up around 90°C. And I’ve just finished this hat ready for winter!

Hat

The pattern is a repeating group of 5 plain stitches and a simple 8 stitch cable separated by pairs of purl stitches.
My next project will be the gloves to go with it.  The gloves have cables on the back of the hand over 4 stitches.

I really like the way it’s knitted up with the multi-colour yarn.  And it’s 20% wool so it’s really warm.

I’m thinking of getting some more and making a winter sweater for the cold days that are bound to be coming.

Share

Knitting Know-How Issue #2

Hello and welcome to this issue of Knitting Know-How.

In this issue:

Buttonholes:
Video demonstration of both single stitch buttonholes, and buttonholes where you cast off two stitches and then cast them on again to make the buttonhole.

The Secrets of Knitting For Profit: Book review of a book by Liz Raad covering everything you might need to know about using your knitting skills to turn a profit.

And remember, if you have any knitting related questions, drop me an email and I’ll not only try to answer them for you, but I’ll also choose one or two to answer in the next Knitting Know-How.
Read more of “Knitting Know-How Issue #2”

Share

Knitting Know-How – Issue #1

Hello and welcome to this first issue of the Knitting Know-How Newsletter.

In this edition:

How to Tink – Video demonstrating how to unknit (tink) one stitch at a time.

Intarsia Knitting DVD – learn how to do picture knitting.

Submit your questions

And remember, if you have any knitting related questions, drop me an email and I’ll not only try to answer them for you, but I’ll also choose one or two to answer in the next Knitting Know-How.
Read more of “Knitting Know-How – Issue #1”

Share

Knitting Site Relaunch

Welcome to the new look Knitting Site!

I’m really excited about the new direction for the site and I’m planning on being much more involved on a day to day basis.

John (my husband and technical whizz) and I have spent the last few weeks moving the whole site onto a new platform. This gives me much more flexibility to add articles, patterns, videos and more, to help you with your knitting.

My upcoming plans include:
Read more of “Knitting Site Relaunch”

Share