Knitting

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

Purple Lacy Cardigan

July 7, 2016

A good few months back I knitted up a couple of cardigan’s with lots of babies arriving and babies due I have been clicking away at more cardi’s, my latest one is in purple the same design as a pink one I did back in April, I love getting into the rhythm of a lace work pattern,… Read More

Colourful May Knit – Pictures So Far!

June 5, 2016

I have been sharing my colourful knit I was working on during may, this is my own pattern though there are lots of similar ones out there. I have nearly finished this it needs blocking then is ready to go, I love this because it is easy to get on and off, with my EDS… Read More

Pirate Knitted Crossover

May 25, 2016

A few weeks ago we went to pirate day, we had lots of fun doing pirate things and doing treasure hunts, but it was cold, very cold, I wore a lovely shawl I knitted and some arm warmers, unfortunately none of us thought to take a photo of me! We did however get to take… 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 –

A Colourful May Update

May 1, 2016

Well I know I have got lots of projects to be getting on with at the moment but I really couldn’t resist starting a few more, and something for myself I made these lovely hand warmers, I have a few of these so if anyone is interested in buying a pair just drop me an… Read More

Easy & Colourful Garter Stitch Blankets

April 12, 2016

It has been holidays here so I thought it would be best to have a project (or two) that is really easy, that I am very unlikely to make mistakes on. With lots of things to do during the holidays and the kids running about I needed something that I could pick up and not… Read More

Where did The Bendy Knitter disappear to!?

March 16, 2016

2015 was not a good year for me, my laptop was being incredibly slow and not behaving at all, then one night with a loud crash it broke. When my daughter was born we had hand and foot prints made and these were hanging on the wall they fell down right on top of the… Read More

World Book Day Knit

March 6, 2015

Yesterday was World Book Day, we love books in our house, we have so many (not just knitting books!) and are at the library a lot, my son goes to bed at a reasonable time just so he has a long time to read, he is currently reading his way through his very own copies… Read More

Knitting My Way Through Internet Issues

March 5, 2015

I have had quite a bit of time to fill lately, as I mentioned in my last post, quite some time ago now! Most of that time has been filled with family fun which has been lovely. I also took the time to get my needles clicking, I haven’t been knitting quite as much lately,… Read More

Knitted Decorations

December 4, 2014

It is quickly creeping up to that time of year. This year I am not knitting many yarnie gifts but I am making decorations! I haven’t been feeling great over the last week so some simple knits to decorate have been just what I need to keep my spirits up, a lot of what I… Read More

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

More on The Centenary Stitches Exhibition

November 20, 2014

If there is one knitting exhibition that is a must see it is this one currently in Lincoln, at the collection, running until the 6th Dec, I thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the lovely work from the film ‘Tell them of us‘ and the pattern book ‘Centenary stitches‘. I feel lucky to have some of my… 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

How To Add A Fringe Edge To Knitting

November 3, 2014

In my last post I showed off a winter set, the shawl had a lovely fringe on it (or tassels as some might say) Many moons ago I used to find it tedious to sit and add all the fringing to a shawl (or other item) sitting for so long with each piece, attaching one… Read More

Shawl, Hat and ArmWarmer Set

October 27, 2014

As the weather turns cold we are all looking to items that will keep us and others warm and protected from the wind, the days are getting shorter and although all reports are saying it has been warmer than past years I for one am feeling the chill. A while back I got and order… Read More

New Gallery

October 17, 2014

We finally got the new gallery up and running on my website, I couldn’t help but throw a spanner in the works with all the little touches I wanted – which turned out to be not quite as little as one would first think! I have no idea what it takes to build a website… Read More

Replacement Yarn

October 2, 2014

Recently I was knitting away with some lovely soft yarn, I had knitted with this yarn before, although in a different colour, a lovely deep purple. As I was knitting I came across a problem, there were black marks along the yarn, every so often the yarn would have some black marks, it was incredibly… 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

Stop Off At The American Museum

September 2, 2014

Everyone here at the T.B.K house hold has been away, I had hoped to have some internet but I had no luck, we had a fantastic time away mostly visiting family and friends but I did get the fantastic opportunity to go to the Kaffe Fassett exhibition in bath we had such a lovely time,… 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

Bad Eyes & Knitting – EDS Makes Me Who I Am!

July 31, 2014

Having EDS (ehlers-danlos syndrome) affects my eyesight (so I am told) it goes up and down, the last week or so it has been quite bad, I am having a mini flare up so it is not unexpected, although reading and typing can be hard I feel blessed I can knit without looking at my… Read More

Light House Picnic

July 28, 2014

So what we did one day last week! …’on our doorstep’ we dropped off the car to be fixed the window wouldn’t wind up! we thought we would get the dreaded school uniform out of the way so we walked…well I wheeled, to town to grab some bits…and a few other things..no yarn though! When… 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

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

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

We Will Be Away With The Faeries

June 17, 2014

Things have been a bit mad here for the last few weeks, lots of playing with children lots of organizing, tutu making, painting and knitting… and 6 hrs a week at the hospital!…as well as many other things! I have done quite a bit of knitting but not really finished anything to show…. This weekend… Read More

Picking Up Stitches On Knitting

June 2, 2014

I have been knitting these log cabin blocks I am so keen on, I love them because it is knitted in different directions but involves no sewing, I am quite used to picking up stitches so I haven’t found these a problem but things weren’t always that way, like with everything when knitting new challenges… 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

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

Artist Before Knitter!

May 1, 2014

I am not sure if this is a surprise or not and I would think it is fairly safe to say that most knitters are very crafty, the knitters I have met often like many other crafts such as paper crafts, needle point, painting, working with clay….I could go on endlessly bout you get my… 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

Bunny Rabbit Pattern – In Garter Stitch

April 20, 2014

I have shown you my two stocking stitch bunny’s and now it is time to introduce one more, this is ‘Midnight’. I have found that people who start out on the knitting journey soon get board of practicing knitting and purling and quickly want to move on to making something out of their new skill,… Read More

Neat Garter Stitch Edges

April 12, 2014

I am sure it hasn’t gone unnoticed by anyone, it seems that everywhere we look there are bunny’s being made, after all it is that time of year, they are multiplying quickly! especially the knitted ones! So I jumped on the band wagon and picked up my needles, I thought I would give a bunny… Read More

Huge Donation Of Yarn Helps Teach!

April 10, 2014

It has been a while, time has flown by and so much has been happening in our house! I have got creative with patterns again, something I haven’t done in a while, and trying to potty train my daughter, I think this is my worse part of parenting! but slowly getting there 😀 I have… 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

Fun Without Yarn!

March 16, 2014

Well after my pondering on when is a good time and place to knit, I headed out to a friends and met a bunch of lovely lady’s for the first time, I met my friend though knitting..well she crochets, we were invited to see her lovely new kitchen and a good old natter with her… 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

Another Knitted Shawl Finshed

March 12, 2014

The shawl i have been working on came along quite quickly towards the end, I added a few extra rows at the end to fit with what we had in mind, when I say ‘we’ that is me and my knitter in crime! (you know who you are!) Finished the knitting part last night I… 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

Learning To Knit & Choosing Yarn!

March 7, 2014

My son has been able to knit for a while, however as he has low motor skills he has found it very hard. Doing a row at a time then leaving it for a day or two, and although he likes the change of purling he found it harder, 10 stitches was about his limit…. Read More

We Have Stripes!

March 5, 2014

It is so nice to be back to my same old knitting self again! I have had a little play about with flowers, petals and i-cords and added some stripes to this shawl, the colour is really nice and the stripes do stand out nicely, the yarn for the stripes does seem to split a… Read More

Villager Shawl Is Coming Along

March 4, 2014

Now that I am feeling much better I have a few projects I need to crack on with, the first is the other shawl for the film, this is coming along nicely now and I can start on the stripes that make up the boarder. and I have that snowy jumper that is a replica… Read More

Vintage Shawl on Filming Day!

March 2, 2014

Just a quick one to show you the shawl on filming day, and to say that I love the coat!!

Proud Of The Crocheter In Our Family

February 7, 2014

My husband may not like that I have put this to the world but I am proud of him and a very proud wife should be allowed to show off her husbands work once in a while!? He had decided to start crocheting a few years ago, I am hopeless at it and can only… Read More

That Naughty Pixie!

February 6, 2014

Amidst all the excitement with shawls I had neglected to update on the pixie I had been knitting for my daughter! She kept stealing the little bits for her own dolly, which had been made into a fairy after insisting the pixie’s wings were for dolly! After that for some reason I struggled to knit some… Read More

Help For History Film

January 31, 2014

(picture By Judith Brodnicki) As a lot of you will know I am one of many knitting for a film, the film is a low budget, accurate (as much as it can be) account of a village in ww1, so far we have had donations for yarn such as Rowan (which is just one of… Read More

Slow Post, Shawls and Lush Yarn

January 30, 2014

(picture By Judith Brodnicki) I was awaiting some yarn to arrive for another shawl/wrap, knitted more like a scarf and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some lovely Rowan! I love the Debbie bliss I have been knitting with but I have to say I absolutely love rowan (who wouldn’t!) and am glad… Read More

Knitted Shawl For ww1 Film

January 28, 2014

Now that birthdays 1 &2 are over with I can concentrate on some knitting, this week is still busy but I will get some time to sit down and knit, the white jumper is coming along nicely AT LAST! and I am starting to enjoy it but I will will be putting it aside for… 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

Nearly 3 and Knitting!

January 18, 2014

It is only a few days until my daughter turns 3, were does the time go!? and I am pleased to be able to say my daughter could knit just before her 3rd birthday! well I use ‘can knit’ quite loosely, she is almost there but still needs a little help to steady her needles,… Read More

A Quick Update!

January 16, 2014

Well at last it is going well, yaay! It was just a matter of getting the stitches and tension/needle size right and perfect, I do feel a little pressure to get this one right more so than I usually would! not because it is for my in-law but because I really want it to be… 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

Little Pixie Stealing My Knitting!

January 6, 2014

Well yesterday I was hoping to finish this doll faery/elf thing I am making, but alas my little pixie stole it from me ! I had finished them and it was all…”oooh my dolly is a butterfly” and “dolly can fly” so I ended up sewing them onto her very loved looking doll! and now… Read More

Knitting Two Items At A Time In The Round,Seamless

January 4, 2014

As I mentioned I have been knitting up a stuffed toy, a sort of doll/faery, well I find it a bit frustrating doing one leg then the other and then by the time on on the second arm…well I get a bit bored…so I have been knitting two at the same time, two arms at… Read More

Increasing Knitting With “Kfb” for My Blood Droplet

January 3, 2014

Firstly HAPPY NEW YEAR!! After my last post I have done very little knitting, I came down with some sort of strange virus so still recovering! but I am nearly finished a doll/faery/elf, woodland folk… not quite sure what it will be yet but it is coming along well, I know I said I would… Read More

Free Pattern To Save Lives!

December 28, 2013

When we fall ill, have an operation or have an accident, we often take it for granted that the hospital will patch us up and send us on our way, we accept that if there is nothing they can do that they have done their best, the sad thing is that sometimes it isn’t the… 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

Why does my son have to count down!!

December 7, 2013

I am sure I did it to my mother and had I known how it makes one feel  …well I probably still would have done it anyway! my son now does it, he’s counting down the days till the green man arrives!! that is Alban Arthan for us on the 21st of December! bit like everyone’s… 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

which way to knit a scarf with letters

November 24, 2013

I posted about the scarf I knitted for mt little brother, for some reason I had some problems, when I say ‘some reason’ I mean it was me getting knitters block! I regularly do patterns that switch from knit to purl on rows but I think it was the confidence (or lack of) in the… 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

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

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

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

Children knit now and then

November 6, 2013

Things are coming along so well with the film so much work put into making it happen and I can’t believe how quickly these people work, it is very impressive! we will get to know more about what we will be knitting soon and although I am positively bursting to get going I have quite… 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

When you run out of yarn!

November 3, 2013

I have a lovely lace project I have shelved for now, it is getting pretty huge and has 100’s of stitches in the round this is my baby, I love it and it is so snugly, I didn’t use the yarn the pattern suggested as I wanted something slightly warmer and smaller so I guessed… 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

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

My number one mess and hassle free way to keep my son quiet

October 26, 2013

My son is messy, noisy,active and well crazy! but i found out, by accident how to keep him quiet and save me a job….who said child labour is bad! yesterday my nan came over for the day, and she brag me lots of goodies 😀  some wool/yarn for me that she won’t use so being… 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

Child is ill

October 21, 2013

he’s been running a high temperature all weekend and it was clear on Sunday that he would not be going to school, my daughter has gone to “little school” and my husband has gone to the office today (he works from home most days) we have watched a lot of films over the weekend and… 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

Finishing chain stitch! Forgetfull Me!

October 14, 2013

I can’t believe I forgot to show this! I’m so silly! so now I have yet another post on chain stitch! I’ll try to make this the last! I have now finished the letters on the scarf yaaay! last night I was stitching all the way around and back to were I started and joined… 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

chain stitch, and the morning with my son!

October 12, 2013

it’s rather early especially for me, I have to admit I am lucky, my husband gets up, gives the children breakfast and brings me tea in bed, I know  am very lucky and really appreciate him doing it, once upon a time I got up and made him breakfast and saw him off to work… Read More

how many projects can one have!?

October 11, 2013

when people ask me what are you knitting at the moment I am sure they regret this question! why? because I have a lot of things on the go at one time, people tell me that i really should finish them up so that I can concentrate on one thing at a time, but that’s… Read More

That son of mine, helping to raise money

October 10, 2013

Every morning my husband drops my son off at school, he attends breakfast club, not because we need the extra hours for us but because he goes to school much easier and happier, a year ago he had started playing up in the mornings and breakfast club seemed to turn his behaviour around, I think… 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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