Knitting And Crochet

Still Clicking Away

September 10, 2016

Things have been busy here so I have been rather quiet on the blogging front, we have been lucky with fantastic weather so we have been here, there and everywhere, but the needles have been clicking. We took a trip to Glastonbury a few weeks ago, I sat at the bottom of the Tor knitting… Read More

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 –

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

Knitting Ages Well!?

September 3, 2014

My husband has an amazing jacket that is knitted and lined in fleece, unfortunately i did not make this for him but i did buy it! this jacket is quite old now, a good few years and he has worn it most days, it was a bright vibrant jacket very stunning, green with rainbow striped… Read More

“One Size Fits All”

August 19, 2014

The Knitted crossover I posted yesterday really is “One Size Fits All” On an adult it feels more like an extra warm Knitted shawl it keeps you much warmer than a shawl and is snug,almost like a shawl being warped around you but you don’t have to pit it, or worry about it falling off! On… Read More

Knitted Crossover for WW1 Film

August 18, 2014

I have been fairly quiet lately, this is (partly) why. As you may have read in some of my older blog posts I have been knitting for a WW1 film ‘tell them of us’ So far I have knitted a shawl for ‘Grace’ another shawl for a ‘villager’ and a jumper that will be used… 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

Can Knitting In the Round Reduce Pain?

July 15, 2014

I absolutely love knitting in the round, I hate seams,  mostly because I am lazy! I thought it was just a lot easier not having to sew up seams and time saving too, as well as that I have a son who hates how seams feel against him so it ticks all the right boxes… Read More

Back To The Knitting!

June 29, 2014

As you may have noticed I could blog about the faery fest until solstice 2015! But I have had to face that it is over and blog about other things too, I will still have a few blogs about 3 wishes I am sure but for now back to the Knitting. Since being back I… 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

Vintage Knits For Afternoon Tea?

May 20, 2014

A few weeks back I had a play around with some yarn, I was thinking about making a shawl but just wanted to have a play and see what I came up with, I didn’t really have anything in mind just a few hours with some needles and yarn, and after a while I came… 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

Colour Matching Yarn To Garments

April 26, 2014

One of the hardest things to do when knitting up items is colour match something perfectly! There are so many shades of one colour out there that you would have thought it would be a piece ‘o’ cake, but by the time you have chosen the weight and the type of yarn, in my case… Read More

Wedding Roses

April 16, 2014

As well as working on bunny patters I have been working on something that I thought would be a challenge to me, Crochet! You may know that crocheting is not something I find easy, I use it for boarders on my knitting, and I can manage some simple items such as items in the round… 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

Sneeky Peek – “Tell Them Of Us” Knits

March 24, 2014

You all know by now that I, along with many other knitters, have been clicking away to the memory of ww1 family’s here is a little peek at the film and some of the fantastic knits that have been produced so far, and this just scratches the surface of all the wonderful knits! I can’t… Read More

One Step Too Far!?

March 15, 2014

I am one of those people who will knit anywhere, in the obvious places like waiting rooms, car, cafe..even when friends are over for a cuppa and a in depth chat, I will knit while waiting for my children to come out of school and even out on day trips! and up until my daughter… Read More

Just A Few Projects

March 10, 2014

no pictures today I am afraid but the shawl is coming along well, I am nearly done with the stripes…well I have 6 rows left then I can start on the fringe wooo! In other news I am trying my hand at being a hooker! have started a small bag with a Tunisian crochet technique,… Read More

Shawl for WW1 film Finshed!

March 1, 2014

(picture By Judith Brodnicki) Well that was a horrid few weeks! We are almost back to full health now, I still can’t smell a thing, and keep blowing my nose! but feel so much better, I have lost count of how long we had flu but I know it was/is more than 3 weeks!! So… Read More

Trusting Myself With My Knitting!

January 11, 2014

The slow progress on this jumper has continued and to make matters worse I have gotten to about 8cm in and measured it, it is far too wide!! I am only on the side slits so could maybe bring it in by either decreasing stitches or reducing needle size? But that would be a big… Read More

Slow Progress!

January 10, 2014

Both children out of the house today and I had thought it would be the perfect time to crack on with this jumper, well I ended up popping down to the shops to pick up the last few birthday pressies for my little monsters, they both needed new trousers! I am very impressed with myself though,… Read More

Started The Jumper But Already Changed My Plan!

January 9, 2014

Well it has come time to start the jumper I will be making for my mother-in-law, yay at last! I managed to get some more wings made for my pixie but do still need to sew it up! The thinking was to knit it in the round so off I went casting on over 230… 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

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

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

Knitting Summer Vest into winter Jumper

November 14, 2013

I bought a pattern for my son and knitted it up in the recommended yarn at the recommended gauge and did it all ‘right’ which I rarely do, the only difference was that I adapted it so there were very few seams. It was spring approaching summer so a vest type thing seemed ideal and… Read More

That Darn Scarf!

November 7, 2013

wooo, i finished the scarf, I know not exactly an achievement but I started a scarf for my little brother with his name, just 4 letters but I had never done letters before so I decided not to do colour work just multi chain around each letter, the letters are garter stitch and the rest… Read More

package of wool for ww1 knitting

November 5, 2013

I have been waiting for a parcel to arrive with something kindly donated to me by Judith this is for me to knit ww1 knits for the film I mentioned, I can’t wait to get started, I was going to possibly knit some armlets and things that soldiers would have had sent out to them… 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

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

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 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

“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

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