I teach full time and do other teaching related work. My hobbies are; – working with fleece, anything to do with fleece, extreme water sports, learning the saxophone. and very occasionally now – writing a new knitting pattern. So finding time to blog and... 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... 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.... Surprise Dobbie hat I was asked to design and knit a Dobbie hat by a friend. Her husband’s nickname was Dobbie. The hat was going to be a surprise Christmas present. Tina’s search Tina searched for the right colour double knitting wool she wanted for the... I have been working on some other crafts and art over the last few months – -we will be adding them to this site shortly. I am very excited to see what the finished site will finally look like and what everyone will think to the new products. I did a photo shoot... We are currently updating the website at the moment! Don’t you just love it when you get positive feedback. Its makes all the hours designing unqiue patterns worth it. My ebay knits_r_us shop is nearly at 900 feedback With positive comments A HUGE thanks to all my customers – I only write knitting patterns... Do you like to see other knitters knitting, new designs, knitting patterns, wool etc Have you had a look at Pinterest? You can build your own pin boards and follow other peoples boards. You can have a look at my Knits-r-us board as well as my other Pinterst boards.... I am not sure if my facebook page link is working directly from the main page of the site – so here it is….. Knits-r-us Hope you come and like my page – you can add comments… I have been playing around with recyling things lately. Contemporary Crafts I have found a huge crocheting hook and have been given some rug wool – I thought I might try crocheting a rug with it – while I make some huge knitting needle to play with. I will... Knitter Nan purchased my Frog Hat for her grand-daughters. Here are images of the finished hats – they look lovely in their hats and sure look like they love them. Knitter Nan made 3 hats the same BUT cleverly made the insides different so they all knew their... I was also asked to make a snowflake hat! Mmm, that took some thinking about. This is what I made …….. I was asked to make a Batman hat. I designed it with ear flaps and eye holes. It took the second attempt before I was happy with how the eye holes laid when it was worn. What do you think? It is so nice to see that my knitting patterns are getting very positive feedback on ebay now. I had some teething problems where people new to ebay had not read the description properly and thought they were getting the actualy hat / garment, rather than a knitting... I was asked to design a Bluebell hat pattern. The pattern is a free download on the Visitwoods website. I had an idea in my head for a few weeks. I was happy with the first babies hat I knitted. But the first ladies hat needed re-designing. I finished the hat... A friend had 2 new grandsons arrive within weeks of each other. I asked her what animal her daughter and daughter in law liked. They BOTH liked horses. I designed and knitted 2 baby horse hats……………… I hope they like them. ... Loom knitting is becoming more and more popular. 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... 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... A collegue came to see me the other day – he was wearing a garter stitch necker his mum had made him. All the ladies at work were asking him if he had the pattern – they all loved it. Tony’s mum didn’t need a pattern – if you knit one of the neckers you won’t need a... A friend purchased a tablet, her son just happened to have a nice cover on one of his toys that fitted the tablet!! The cover went missing!! I was asked to knit a replacement cover for her son – with Christmas and trying to get all the hats and headbands... Since I had designed a Elmo Hat I thought an Elmo headband was also in order. I designed the Elmo headband to have stuffed eyes and nose – Elmo’s stand out, so the Elmo’s headbands should. The FUnky Elmo Headband being modelled. You can find the... I can’t remember where I got the idea to knit a funky Elmo headband and write the pattern. It took me a while to source some bright red eyelash wool. I made designed his noses and eyes to be stuffed and stand out, just like Elmo’s! I used black buttons... I thought it would be fun to also design a Chunky Snowman Headband. The Snowman headband only has the oval buttons for eyes and the stuffed carrot nose. The Chunky Snowman Headband being modelled. You can find the Chunky Snowman Headband Pattern – here. ... 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... As I had designed a Rudolf the Reindeer chunky hat pattern I thought it only right to also design a Rudolf headband. You can find the Chunky Rudolf Headband Pattern – here.