Category: Technique

  • Lockdown Hour of Craft

    We are four months plus into lockdown now. I made it to my summer break from work thanks to some wise advice from a mentor or two and being told to add an extra week onto the front of my previously booked holiday. So that meant having three weeks to fill for me as well…

  • Darn it

    Good technique for darning socks neatly by Cookie A. NB not yet tried it: link saved for future reference.

  • Stretch

    Interesting link including stretches to help with knitting or crocheting.

  • Update on reading

    Remember the reading challenge I mentioned last month? After a trip to the library this afternoon, I have completed one of the challenges. A book you can read in a day – According to Yes by Dawn French, a very funny novel, with some of the best swearing I have read. It has something to…

  • Hand exercises for knitters

    A good video and free booklet about hand exercises to make knitting less painful.  

  • Knitting and Computation

    I’m enjoying this series of posts linking knitting with various computational concepts. Post 1: Towards Computational Craft Post 2: A Computational model of knitting I’m back from holiday now, with a few inches of Trillian knitted and I’ve got to the first heel turn of the heavily cabled socks.

  • Knitting and Crochet Blog Week Day 6 – A tool to covet

    We’re getting towards the end of the week now. Today is all about gadgets – search for 4KCBWDAY6 for what other people have to say. (Today is also my birthday, so if my family are nice to me, there may be something more to report by the end of the day – do take a…

  • Knitting and Crochet Blog Week Day 3 – Infographic

    Welcome to day 3 in the Fourth Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week. I’m knitting for house monkey – the thinking knitters. Today ( search 4KCBWDAY3 to find other participants), the brief is: Make your own infographic […] to convey any element of your craft(s). It can be just for fun or a thoroughly researched…

  • Decisions made

    This was the scene when I got out my stash to look it over and decide what to knit next. Mr H came into the room, took one look at this lot and disappeared upstairs muttering about an early night. There are 364 sock patterns in my Ravelry library, so it took quite a while…

  • Slippery

    A while back, I knitted some slippers. They are cunningly made from a handful of mitred squares, but they were too big and too floppy. They didn’t stay on my feet, so were a bit rubbish in terms of their intended function. I decided to keep them in case I ever figured out what to…