Friday, 18 April 2014

Phew FO Fridays

Well this week past has been a rather hectic one to say the least.
I have a Spring Sock KAL running over on Ravelry and the pattern needed to be ready for Monday, which gave me very little time to finish the sock, the pattern, the tutorials and everything else that goes with my patterns!

I managed though, adrenaline running and now the KAL can go forth :)

If you are interested, my pattern is also now available for purchase.

blowing in the wind sock tutorial pattern

It includes photo and video tutorials to help even those of you who have never knit a sock before to work your way through the sock and finish them with me on your side.

Next up - more pewter work :)
I have registered myself for a suitcase market here in June, and as such I need to pick up on my creations if I have a hope of filling the case!

So here are some of my latest creations:

pewter creation notebook

"Two Roads diverged in a wood and I,
I took the road less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference."


How has your week been?


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Thursday, 17 April 2014

April Craft Challenge - Week 4

Mother's Day Craft Challenge

Welcome back to this month's Crafting Challenge

Are you taking part in this month's challenge? (read below)

Feel free to grab yourself a Challenge button :)

Marigolds' Loft

At the end of April I will feature all craft tutorials I find linked below that have to do with Mother's Day.

For a Tutorial to be featured it needs to be photo-rich and in a step-by-step format. The craft that you share is totally open to you :)

Don't forget - If I feature 3 or more of your tutorials you will get yourself a "Featured" Blogger Post (This only applies if you haven't been featured on Marigolds' Loft over the last 4 months)


Of course you can share all of your creative links below regardless of the theme (if you are looking for a feature your posts will have to be in the theme category though) and I look forward to visiting the links I find below and it would be wonderful if you also shared some visiting "LURV", so don't stop linking your stuff and visiting your neighbour! :) 

Please note that due to time constraints it may not be possible for me to leave comments on each blog I visit, but I will try my best to do so.

Have fun!
See you next week.
x


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Knitting-Know-How: Creating a Double Stitch on the Wrong Side

Here is the second part of the tutorial on how to create a double stitch for the boomerang heels in English Style knitting.

Today - the wrong side, purl stitches

double stitch on purl stitches

Boomerang Heel how-to

Double stitches english knitting

For more stitch and knitting-know-how tutorials visit HERE

Monday, 14 April 2014

Knitting-Know-How: Creating a Double Stitch on the Right Side

Here is the first of two photo tutorials showing you how to create a double stitch for the Boomerang Heel short rows in English style knitting.

How to create the double stitches on the right side of your work (knit stitches)

double stitch boomerang

boomerang heel English knitting

double stitch how to tutorial

Double Stitch how to

For more stitch tutorials and knitting-know-how go HERE

Craftsy

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Knitting in the Loop - The Magic Loop

how to knit in a magic loop

Anything in my eyes can be knit in the round or on circular needles. I have actually donated all of my straights and DPNs to charity and am quite content to knit everything, yes everything, on my circulars.

Today I would like to share a quick, and easy way to get you started on the magic loop.


magic loop how-to


Magic loop for english knitters

magic loop knit pro

Magic Loop step-by-step


magic loop knitting for beginners

working cable magic loop

For more Stitch Tutorials and Knitting-Know-How go HERE

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Thursday, 10 April 2014

April Craft Challenge - Week 3

Mother's Day Craft Challenge

Welcome back to this month's Crafting Challenge

Are you taking part in this month's challenge? (read below)

Feel free to grab yourself a Challenge button :)

Marigolds' Loft

At the end of April I will feature all craft tutorials I find linked below that have to do with Mother's Day.

For a Tutorial to be featured it needs to be photo-rich and in a step-by-step format. The craft that you share is totally open to you :)

Don't forget - If I feature 3 or more of your tutorials you will get yourself a "Featured" Blogger Post (This only applies if you haven't been featured on Marigolds' Loft over the last 4 months)


Of course you can share all of your creative links below regardless of the theme (if you are looking for a feature your posts will have to be in the theme category though) and I look forward to visiting the links I find below and it would be wonderful if you also shared some visiting "LURV", so don't stop linking your stuff and visiting your neighbour! :) 

Please note that due to time constraints it may not be possible for me to leave comments on each blog I visit, but I will try my best to do so.

Have fun!
See you next week.
x


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Book Review - Why Cleaning has Meaning


ISBN: 9781782500506

Yes, this is a book about cleaning and a good one at that!

As some of you may know, I work in a anthroposophical (Waldorf) home for mentally disabled people and I work part-time in the "Cleaning" Studio. My job is to motivate some of the residents of the home to clean. But not just to clean, to enjoy what they are doing and to understand that there is a deeper meaning and sense to cleaning for themselves as well as for the other residents.

I was given Linda Thomas's german version of this book (Putzen!?) to read when I started my job and although I can read german well, I can't read it at the speed I can in english, and so I was thrilled when Linda sent me a copy of her book in english when it was published earlier this year.

Cleaning is seen as a very menial and thankless job in our society and it is not a small feat to get disabled people to find joy in the task of cleaning.

Linda shares some amazing advice on how to care for rooms - how, if your attitude is the right one, the rooms feel cleaner, cared for and yes, she even teaches you that you can learn to enjoy cleaning!

I try on a daily basis to instill the values Linda shares with us in my "Cleaning" team and it seems to be working. We try to work in rhythmic motions, and try to have consistent chores. 

This book is a really easy and enjoyable read and not only talks about cleaning in all its forms but also explores the various cleaning rituals in different cultures, as well as homemaking in early times. 

The residents have been getting a special treat from my studio colleague who has been reading to them from this great resource once a week, and they are thoroughly enjoying it.

If you are looking for a book that gives you some great practical tips on how to clean your home and helps you to develop the deeper sense of cleaning, then this is a book I would warmly recommend.

I give this book:
4 Owls 
(You can find my book rating scale in the side bar.)

Have you read this book yet?

Thank you Linda for a great resource.
x

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I used to be a homeschool mom, and now that my children go to school, am a mom who has found a creative side and am exploring that with great delight!

I am interested in alternative therapies, studied as a vibrational therapist and incorporate my beliefs into my everyday life.