The wind down continues..

It’s taken me much longer than I’d hoped ( there’s a LOT going on at the moment ) but I’ve just added some more markdowns to SALE at duppdupp here.
There’s 3 for 2 on all circular needles, single points and crochet hooks, 30% off all double pointed needles plus reductions on yarn sleeves, crochet hook sets & KnitMates Points & cables

I haven’t started on the buttons yet but they’re going to be reduced to, right now I’m off to bed.

Crafting on The Hour

I met up with my lovely friend Rachel Henderson last night for a wee drink to find out what she’s been to lately. As well as starting a blog here, lots and lots of crafting is the answer, not just knit but crochet of course as well as decoupage, recycling / upcycling, mosaicing ( is that a word? ) and tomorrow night she’ll be doing another slot on ‘ The Hour’ on STV at around 5.00pm, I think that’s the time, to tell the truth I’m usually too engrossed in Law & Order on Hallmark. Rachel is a bit of a  YCD ( Young Craft Diva) and as long as it’s creative, she’ll turn her crafty hands to it, and tomorrow she’ll be showing how to make wedding corsages from vintage finds.

I’m currently up to my neck in graph paper working on 3 new designs ( yes I know you can do these things on a computer these days but I’m a bit ‘old school’ ) but when I get a minute or two I’ll post some tips / techniques for the Chrysalis cardigan. I like to use embroidery as well as beading in my work but realise it’s not everyone’s thing so a few video tips will hopefully help. I may try to find a hand model though as I’m really not happy with the way my chunky little fingers look . . . .

Ask Jeanette, Knitting issue 77

Last year I was asked to become the new host of the letters page in ‘Knitting’ magazine, taking over from Jean Moss, the previous host and as well as being flatterd, frankly I dreaded having to fill such large shoes. I’ve been doing it for a while now and hopefully have helped to solve the knitting dilemmas of the magazine’s readers half as well as Jean. In this month’s issue I was asked about methods for knitting i-cords and though there are a few knitting mills on the market you may prefer to do it ‘old school’ with a pair of dpns, here’s how . . .(you’ll have to excuse the quality of the video, I’m no Ridley Scott)