Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Knitting tips

I'm looking for instructions for knitting socks and came across this site which has great photos of the circular knitting technique.
I'm also looking for circular needles short enough to knit socks on but can only seem to find 40cm ones. Let me know if you know somewhere you can buy shorter ones.

Great shop for wool & needles

www.cafeknit.com take a look for some lovely wools, brittany birch and bamboo needles. The knitting kits are great with some lovely simple knits for those just starting out in the world of knit! :)

Friday, 19 November 2010

Thursday, 18 November 2010

The Make Lounge

The Make Lounge

Recycled Earings


Ever wonder what to do with all those bits of jewellery you never wear? Break it up and revamp into new pieces of jewellery. You'll have some very unique pieces and fun re-inventing them.

British Legion Poppies


With just one more button to go here are three poppies knitted following the British Legion Poppy pattern. This pattern can be downloaded for a £2 donation. I really enjoyed making these and was really proud of the leaves. These will be added to a knitted bag. www.knitonthenet.com/poppy/

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Knitted Leaves




Tuesday the 16th saw another knitting circle at Newton Aycliffe Library with conversation and tips flowing. I'm currently working with a British Legion Poppy pattern and above are my green leaves which I have just loved knitting. More pics of the finished poppies soon. If you like simple knits then The Purls of Wisdom, Jenny Lord is a perfect book for you with lovely scarf, wristwarmer and bangles patterns. Theres also a pattern for a babies bib which I'm going to adapt to make a small handbag.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Knitty Knora's Knitting Circle


The venue is perfect! and it's a been great to have a chance to have a natter over a cuppa! Maggie has knitted some Festive Reindeers which are just adorable :) Looking forward to next Tuesdays circle and getting my poppies finished!

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Ravelry

Just signed up to Ravelry. Sooooo much to to look at brilliant site :)

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Charity Knitting Projects

www.bhkc.co.uk/data/knitting_for_charity.htm

some lovely ways to support some very worthwhile charities :)

Hiraeth

www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/whatson/?event_id=4409

Nora's Knitting Circle


I'm really excited to be holding a knitting circle at Newton Aycliffe Library. A chance to catch up have a cuppa and cake whilst sharing creative ideas and tips. Don't worry if you can't knit I can teach you the basics. Please come along if you can or let me know if you would be interested at a later date :)
P.S. if you prefer embroidery come along to :)