I have such a wide variety of interests I needed to decide – stick with my original website – knit-r-us – and make a seperate website for all my other interests or combine all my interests.
I find it hard to find time to keep one website up dated, so the easier option was decided on.
Now the main part of the website has been built (not by me), I am slowly working through all the existing stock – mainly knitting patterns yet. I am taking time to tidy the adverts, make clearer comments and instructions and reducing some of the hat and headband patterns to reflect the time it takes to knit the item and what is included in the pattern.
Then I will be adding all the stock I have already made for all my other interests, I just haven’t had time to scale the images down and add the items on here yet.
You can see what all my interests are by following me on facebook on both my fb pages by clicking on the links below:-
I know I only write knitting patterns, I can crochet as well. I found this link tonight and thought it was really good for crochet beginners and experienced crocheters who want to work from a chart and don’t understand the symbols.
My friends daughter asked me to teach her how to knit, I thought a knitting loom would be an easy start to knitting and understanding of knitting. Something I thought I could initially set off for her and teach her how to knit using a loom.
Once she has knitted a tube for a hat, cowl, stuffed toy or stuffed snake as a draft excluder, she could expand on her knitting knowledge.
I purchased a set of knitting looms and started 3 of them off for my friends daughter and my grand-daughters.
I will up date the blog with the items the girls knit.
I have been toying with an idea for a bit now, just with getting knitting patterns finished for Christmas and other projects on the go, the idea needed to be put on hold for a bit.
I had a bit of spare time yesterday.
I got the t-shirts out I had put away ready. Just short sleeved t-shirts that my son no longer wanted.
To remind myself how I needed to fold the t-shirts for what I wanted, I researched how to cut up plastic bags in one continuous yarn on the internet.
I cut the bottom seam off the t-shirt and the top from the start for the sleeve seams. I folded the t-shirt length ways so only an inch was left on the far seam unfolded.
I cut through all the folded parts of the t-shirt till the cut was slightly into the inch at the far side, I repeated the cut so I had 1 1/2 cm strips. Then I opened the cut t-shirt up and cut at an angle across the remaining inch of the t-shirt.
I had a very long length of continuous t-shirt yarn.
Using some very big 8mm needles, I cast on 20sts. I used stocking stitch to knit a square till the t-shirting yarn from the one t-shirt ran out.
I was left with a VERY stretchy square of knitting. Because of the way the t-shirt is cut the square is stretchy all ways.
I think the t-shirting yarn would be good for knitting stretchy shopping bags, bath mats, door mats AND if you used garter stitch – hard wearing dischclothes.
Making your own dishclothes out of used t-shirts would be quick and easy and a very cost effective way of using up old t-shirts.
I will have to get my thinking cap on and write some patterns for t-shirt knitting.
I thought a Snowman hat would be very seasonal and fun, while googling Snowmen for images to give me ideas how I would like my pattern to look, I noticed that most Snowmen have their own hats.
I designed my Snowman hat to have its own hat, a simple and easy method and stocking stitch a number of rows and then knitting the stitch tha number of rows at the same time as the next stitch on the needle to mke a hat brim.
I designe the hat to have one pom pom on the top, with a stuffed nose and used black oval buttons for his eyes.
You can find the Chunky Snowman Hat Pattern – here.