Craft

Lost My Bloging Mojo

May 20, 2016

I have somewhat lost my knitting mojo, at the moment I am not sure what to blog about, I have not had a great month with health and family things, along with the usual EDS and the allergic reaction I had the other day. I have also had swollen gland doctor thinks it is an… Read More

My Colourful Mystery Knit

May 9, 2016

We’ve had a busy week and weekend so not much knitting stitched here, I have managed more on my colourful knit, I am liking the variegated yarn a lot Here is my progress –

Our Craft Room

November 28, 2014

I have not been online in a few days as we have been moving the house around so things are a bit more accessible for me, well when I say ‘we’ what I mean is that hubby has done the moving and I have been ordering him around! We have moved the lounge down to… Read More

Sewing Hero Costume For Children In Need

November 15, 2014

As some of you may know it was children in need yesterday, this is where the whole country comes together to donate money for children charities across the UK, the theme this year is super heroes, my son dressed up as The Doctor, this is great but he dresses like this most days! I did… Read More

Knitting On Minimum Wage

September 25, 2014

I often hear it said in the crafting world that crafters should get payed for the materials they use, in my case yarn and needles, and I guess some sort of percentage for other knitting items we may want or need….and then they should ask for at least the minimum wage for the hours of… Read More

centenary stitches

September 19, 2014

You may have heard me mention the pattern book for the items I have been knitting recently, this is for the film ‘tell them of us’ many people have put a lot of work into this pattern book and it looks like it is going to be fab! There are loads of pictures to look… Read More

My First Granny Squares!

August 12, 2014

I have recently been attempting some crochet,crochet is not something that came easy as I have mentioned many times ( like here.. Learns To Crochet!) but with some gentle encouragement…and those Wedding Roses I feel that I am getting there. The lovely people over on my facebook page has been so kind and encouraged me with… Read More

Lovely yarn Gifts

August 9, 2014

I have been a very lucky girl in the last few months! I received a package from a Lovely lady… with yarn needles and patterns, sending a big THANK YOU to Sam Obrien Currie of Rainydaysunsetknits These are the lovely items she sent… When I opened the package I found this on the outside of… Read More

T.B.K Finally Learns To Crochet!

August 4, 2014

I don’t do much crochet, I have admitted a fair few times that I am no good at it, so when I was asked to do a couple of crochet items I was a little worried, but me being so stubborn when it comes to yarn craft thought I would be fine, and I was… Read More

boy’s knitted WW1 jumper ready to go

July 26, 2014

As some of you know I have been knitting for the tell the of us project, I have just completed this boys jumper, I think this is for other things planned along side the film, for ww1 events, i think this jumper is for a boys choir who will be singing songs from the past!… Read More

Some Children’s Knits

June 30, 2014

As you can imagine it gets a little chilly in the evenings so when we were at the 3 wishes faery feat we wrapped up warmer to listen to the great music in the evenings Here is a matching set I made,knitted  tunic, leg warmers and arm warmers And this is a jumper (blue/green) with… Read More

Amazing Fae Weekend!

June 24, 2014

Well we had a blast over the weekend at 3wishes faery fest, we met some amazing people and the inspiration everywhere was AMAZING! everyone was so lovely and with me being in a wheelchair the help people gave and offered was much appreciated! Most importantly I really want my husband to know how much I… Read More

A New Home For The Bendy Knitter!

May 30, 2014

So today’s the day 😀 It’s not quite a new home as I explain in my last blog  post but it is a good start and things should start to change around here….you may have already noticed a few subtle changes!? There really isn’t much to say, except take a look, see what you think… Read More

My New Knitting Blog Site :)

May 29, 2014

I love having a blog, I like sharing my makes and encouraging others to make things too as well as raising awareness of projects that need help, this year has been a busy year for me and I feel like my to do list is quite long. one of the things I am finding is… Read More

Knitted Blocks I Just Couldn’t Resist!

May 26, 2014

It happens to us all from time to time, no matter how much knitting we already have and how much we need to catch up on, something comes along and we just cant help but give it a try! and someone pointed out to me…it does a massive queue jump! A few days ago a… Read More

Knitting Needles For EDS & Pain

May 15, 2014

When you are a keen knitter (or any thing else) and you are faced with a condition which over time means you struggle with hobbies you once loved, it can be difficult to accept. This is the case for people with Ehlers-Danols syndrome (EDS) <that’s me! hypermobility syndrome (HMS) and arthritis as well as many… Read More

Our Little Knitters Are So Creative!

May 14, 2014

you may have noticed I haven’t posted in a while, things have been super busy in our house this month, but then when is it not!? I have been doing lots of fun and creative things with my children over the last few weeks, lots of clay, painting and making. I have also been spending… Read More

Another Little Knitting Conundrum!

March 27, 2014

I am going away for the weekend, only a few days traveling Friday and Sunday afternoon, and I am sure it goes without saying, I want to take some knitting! But I want to take ALL my knitting! I have a fair few projects on the go, maybe a few too many, as I got… Read More

I’m Glad That Week Is Over!

January 27, 2014

It’s a brand new week and a fresh new start, last week was a hectic one for me, one of those weeks were it gets to the Sunday and you just think to yourself ‘i am glad that week is over with!’ I know this next week will be a busy one but the end… Read More

Maybe Somthing For Myself!?

December 27, 2013

I haven’t knitted for myself in a while, I had done something back in august and have a jumper that has no sleeves yet, the problem with this top is that I can’t decide if I should put some sleeves on or leave it as is is so I can wear long sleeve top under… Read More

Replicating A Knitted Garment

December 26, 2013

It was my mother in-laws birthday this month and we popped to her for a visit, we (the family) were throwing her a surprise party so it was our (my husband and myself) job to get her out of the house, this was quite exciting for me, as you know I am a bit obsessed… Read More

Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year

December 23, 2013

I knew I shouldn’t have been too optimistic when boasting I was nearly ready and fairly prepared! we ended up going to bed in the wee hours of the morning! just like every other year and with only some of the veg prepared! however it was much more relaxed than every other year, no hectic… Read More

Hectic Week Ripping Back My Knitting!

December 19, 2013

This week is the run up to Alban Arthan for us and I like to get all Christmas gifts out of the way by then so I can relax after our celebration, every year I am so far behind and we stay up until around 3am preparing food and wrapping the last of the presents!… Read More

Lost Stockings!

December 11, 2013

This year we are really are feeling the festive cheer, and I have been busying away with my needles, making a few bits to give out, however we have lost our stockings and I do fear it is a bit late to start knitting new ones, so hoping we will find them in time, on… Read More

I am my own worst enemy!

December 9, 2013

Today I was chatting with some friends about how little time I have left to knit things and I just keep adding to that list of things that I need to knit up, as my son would say, and he did so this morning “only 11 days to go” This is the thing, I made… Read More

The One Thing I Never Have!

December 6, 2013

I am sure most knitters can relate when I say I have stacks of wool and yarn, on shelves, in boxes and crates in bags and quite a bit on the sofa next to me! I have sealed bags of yarn that haven’t ever been opened, balls of new wool, wound balls from some of… Read More

Getting More Back Than You Put In!

December 2, 2013

One of the things I love about knitting is that there is always the chance to learn, I have spoken to people who have been knitting for decades and they still find new things to learn even now. This is one of the reasons I am so happy that I am involved in knitting for… Read More

Projects For You?

November 29, 2013

In the last few weeks I have had a big push on knitting for family and friends, along with the scarfs in my last post I have knitted a few hand warmers and other bits, hand warmers are something i love to knit and I can take then anywhere with me as they are not… Read More

Go On Pick Up That Extra Yarn!!

November 21, 2013

We all love this time of year, seeing lights go on, shopping, singing organizing merriment and wrapping pressies, crafting away till our heart is content, today I did some decopatch while my daughter went to town with some sticking and gluing of her own…. I have spoken to many who love this time of year… Read More

Tiny hand warmers for 2year olds on circular needles

November 19, 2013

People often say to me that they cannot knit hand warmers on circular needles as it does not stretch round, but for some reason I seem to manage, I do often use shorter than average needles as you can now buy short ones to attach to interchangeable needles, but because I was too lazy to… Read More

2year old choosing a project!

November 15, 2013

Today we were in a shop to buy some yarn for a few holiday knits, we ventured out in the wheelchair, my daughter has been a little unwell so she sat on my lap for a bit of a rest, all of a sudden she has an out cry of ‘that one’ pointing at the… Read More

Big Hats for Innocents Campaign

November 12, 2013

knitted up 2 hats for innocents campaign, one child and one adult the pattern is really easy just knit up (I was doing stocking stitch) and decrease for the crown well I say simple but the pattern was wrong so a little ‘fudging’ went on but all turned out ok in the end I started… Read More

A Knitting Dilemma!

November 2, 2013

I had said I wouldn’t post about this for a little while, not because I don’t want to share but because I have quite a few projects I would like to finish and share they are easy but seem complicated till you really break it down! Anyway that aside I shall explain what it is… Read More

Now I can not deny I am an obsessed geek!

November 2, 2013

I know I have said I am obsessed with knitting but I never really thought I was, well tonight I finally realised I am a knitting geek, I like many others couldn’t help but tune into the Norwegian sheep to jumper record attempt! I thought I would only watch for a little but I got hooked!… Read More

Free knitting Pattern, Boobies for mums (and mum’s to be)

October 31, 2013

We don’t talk about boobs much do we, it’s one of those Taboo words, I often find myself wondering why it is such a taboo word! yes! yes! I can see why it is sometimes, we do have far too much media of woman flashing their boobs about for money, game’s, movies and TV! well… Read More

Learning somthing new, crochet

October 30, 2013

I haven’t posted anything in a few days, not because I haven’t had anything to post about but I have been stuck trying to crochet a circular base! I don’t crochet much, a few little toys and things but not much, so it’s not a surprise that I am failing on this! 3 days! 3… Read More

Best way to Rip back knitting!

October 27, 2013

I have four sleeves to knit, no not all on one top silly! a child’s jumper and one for myself, it’s getting a bit frustrating as it’s all about sleeves at the moment and it seems like forever, today I had to rip back more than half a sleeve!!! I could have cried! This jumper I… Read More

Positvity from knitting and crafts

October 25, 2013

sleep, we all need it right!? well I get that but I struggle with sleep, some days I take minutes to drop off and have a great night sleep and could go on sleeping all day (sometimes I do because there is no waking me!) but more often than not lately I just can’t sleep… Read More

My view while I knit

October 24, 2013

I spend a lot of my day knitting, mostly indoors at home, my view that I have is not as interesting as in my old house and I often wish I had a better view, or that I could still go to coffee shops and knit over coffee most days….but as the year has gone… Read More

My second ever project! “just a phase!”

October 23, 2013

well when I say second what I mean is no little ‘practice’ squares and simple blankets or scarf’s, an actual item! up until this I had knitted a blanked which my daughter now uses for her dolls, it is just a huge piece of knitting that i practised on 14years ago when I was learning,… Read More

My witch to go with the turnip!

October 22, 2013

I knitted a witch to go with what my son called a turnip and my daughter declared was a carrot! it’s very basic and am hoping to add some arms and possibly a broom but for now I hope it turns my turnip into a cauldron! it is all knitted with strips of garter stitch… Read More

“It’s too early to think about Christmas!!”

October 19, 2013

Well usually I would agree! the years of me moaning and groaning about xmas things coming out before the summer holidays are even over, and I have to admit I have already had my fair amount of groans…but being a knitter I am thinking about it and have been for a good few months or… Read More

How to Knit Vertical Stripes

October 18, 2013

I have recently started working with more than one colour on each row, practising my fair isle and colour work more then the odd few stripes, I am knitting a gift for someone and thought I would make some stripes but didn’t want to make stripes going across I wanted them to go up/down, and… Read More

ancient greek day costume!

October 17, 2013

Greek day finally arrives and we are prepared! tomorrow is Greek day at school and we are ready, I didn’t exactly do much other than making some quick wrist warmers and a thin belt but it has made my son happy we have had a great week making his mask and even made a shield,… Read More

we all cast on in different ways!

October 16, 2013

it’s the one thing (well two…) we can’t avoid, no matter what you want to knit you have to learn how to cast on (and to do a slip knot), everyone has there favourite way to cast on, and everyone is different so which way is the best? I personally don’t think there is a… Read More

Knitting together and casting off at the same time

October 15, 2013

You may have already read we don’t do seams, so whenever I have to sew seams I try to find a way around it! I have developed a way of knitting together and casting off at the same time,it means I don’t have to cast off then sew together, in fact I don’t have to… Read More

It’s meant to be a cauldron!

October 14, 2013

I made this today… I though it was obvious what it was so when I asked my son if he had seen what I made today I really didn’t think this was a hard question… well his response was…a turnip! and when I said no it’s not what else do you think it might be?… Read More

How to do chain stitch quicker

October 13, 2013

Last time I was doing chain stitch around some letters and showed you how to do it, I am still doing my letters I am on letter number 2, after a great start to Saturday I ended up having a relay sleepy weekend, much more than you’d expect I slept pretty much most of Saturday,… Read More

Free pattern for a good cause

October 10, 2013

I mentioned in my first post that I met the brilliant duo Ruth and Belinda well I would now like to take the time to tell you a little more about them I recently met them in Exeter at a craft show I knew they would be there selling lovely wools and patterns, I was… Read More

We don’t do seams!

October 9, 2013

I’m not saying we never do seams but we (as a family) do prefer some things without seams, hand warmers for example not a fan of A big baulky seam up the arm or even a little seam, and my son is one for seamless more than the rest of us, so I find myself… Read More

homework! with my barmy son!

October 8, 2013

my son is 7 years old and at 7 he gets homework…or should I say we get homework…next week is ancient GREEK day, so he is (more like we are) making a mask and I am making a costume! most parents will buy one (these are sensible parents!) but I have been requested to make… Read More

Here we are

October 7, 2013

Well here we are, blogging, that thing we all do or read, and i find myself doing it! I’m The Bendy Knitter, HI! we will go into the name at some point but for now well lets just call it weird! After a while of thinking maybe I should blog about things,mostly knitting I found… Read More

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