Over the summer holidays there are bound to be days when the weather is bad and the kids are bored so why not occupy them with a fun learn to knit session. There are a few things to remember when teaching children to knit: Finger knitting – this is a great way of getting kids… Continue reading Let’s get kids knitting this summer
One thing that unites knitters and crocheters the world over is the stash. Your personal yarn collection might vary in size but we all have them. It maybe that you can’t pass a basket of hand-dyed laceweight or that you love a bargain but there is always room for a little bit more yarn. Plus… Continue reading Time for some summer stashbusting?
We recently asked our Facebook followers if they had any handy hints or tips to share with their fellow yarnies and collected some great ideas for you. We want to regularly share great ideas like this so please add your own tips in the comments or share them on our Facebook or Twitter pages. Victoria Harvey:… Continue reading Your knitting tips
Dolls and soft toys are often used in dementia care units to comfort residents and help them feel safe and at home but one charity, Reminiscence Learning, has taken this further with Archie the knitted scarecrow who is used both to help patients and to educate school children about dementia. The charity uses the story… Continue reading Dementia charity pattern: Archie the Scarecrow
The summer holidays are upon us which means some annual knitting conundrums are arising. First off, is how many projects to pack for a holiday. When we asked our Twitter followers how many projects they take away, answers included “too many”, “a range” and varied from two to six. The big issues seem to be a… Continue reading Planning Your Holiday Knitting