Strips of colour or chevrons

A while ago I crocheted a chevron rug for my daughter.  I used wool that I had frogged from a jumper and then bought the contrasting wool. I was delighted when my son said he would be happy if I made him a lap rug using up scraps of wool.  He normally doesn’t ask for…

More knitting to use up some left over wool

I have been trying to get rid of some of the numerous left over balls of wool that I have stashed in boxes.  I am slowly diminishing the pile but there is still a way to go.  I think I will need to make a crocheted rug with the small bits of wool that I…

Getting the tension right

I sometimes have issues with tension when I embark on a knitting or crochet project.  I don’t mean nervous tension I mean the tension of the stitches.  I usually do a tension square but with this particular pattern it stated the tension over so many pattern repeats so I thought I would just use the…

The most interesting little shop in Lakes

Stitches ‘N’ Things I have no photo of the shop but it is only a tiny shop in the main street of Lakes Entrance. Recently I made a return visit to this wonderful shop.  It is a treasure trove of all things you need for knitting, crochet and sewing, but not dressmaking patterns or dress…

Remember the denim chair?

Since finishing the chair I was left with a large pile of cut up jeans.  I was not sure what to do with the left overs so I went online to Pinterest and typed in recycled denim.  Wow! what a wealth of ideas that gave me. I quite liked several of the ideas : But…

Some quiet play in the house. . . it is possible.

This little bag is one of the pieces of craft I have completed recently.  I was making some crochet balls to use in the house so our granddaughter could practise her throwing.  Our grandson had used some Japanese juggling figures for throwing when he was little and I thought this would be good to add…