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…

Cotton denim yarn

I usually take some form of craft with me when we go on holiday as I like to have something to do in the evenings or on wet weather days.  I do a great deal of reading on holiday but I also do knitting, sewing or crochet.  This holiday I took along a pattern and…

I do get there in the end. . .

The granny square shrug is finished.  The colours look a bit washed out here but I am delighted with the finished product. It will look much nicer on my daughter than it does lying on the floor! I finished this little neck scarf that I started a while back.  It had been put to one…

A granny square shrug in cotton

I mentioned in a previous post that I had purchased some cotton for a project for my elder daughter.  The cotton that I purchased was for this Granny square shrug. The shrug is from the pattern book 228 “Crochet Modern Vintage”  – 15 designs for women in Panda Cotton Blend 8ply.  It is difficult to…

Fair isle knitting in cotton

My latest piece of knitting is in cotton.  As it is summer here in Australia it is not the time to be knitting in wool but I like to have a project on the go, particularly while I am watching the cricket. (W.A.Today) It was great to see Warner do so brilliantly. The knitting that…