Yarn

Making Furry Ears!

June 19, 2016

So today we are dressed as Mythical Creatures at 3 Wishes Faery Festival! Last year I did make some cat ears for 3 wishes as part of a Cheshire cat outfit, for this years 3 wishes both pretzel boy and peregrine needed furry ears, one pair for a uni-kitty and pretzel boy is  wanting fox ears, so… 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 –

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

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

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

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

The Purple Vintage Shawl!

July 2, 2014

In the rush to go away and with all the knitting I have been doing I completely forgot to share the shawl I made! This is the one I am wearing at 3 wishes faery fest! a bit awkwardly with wings in the way, but it is so lovely and soft to ware. so here… 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

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

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

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

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

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

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!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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