Over the last few weeks I have been hard at work developing a new hat knitting pattern. Meet Veronica - a fun yet simple knit in a cosy aran or worsted weight yarn with a modern geometric motif created in colour work. The hat is worked in two colours; a solid background colour with a bright … Continue reading A new hat pattern – test knitters required
I was listening to the PomPom Magazine podcast and heard them discussing their top crafting tools. One of their favourites was Scoubidous - "What are they?!?" I hear you cry ... well I thought exactly the same thing - as I listened on it became apparent that they were a kind of plastic tie that … Continue reading My knitting tools
I've only gone and done it...I've opened an Etsy shop. This is something I have been thinking about for some time. Not because I need another time suck on my hands but rather because I have made too many things and I cant possibly keep them all. So that's exactly what you will find in … Continue reading Hs Handcrafts is open on Etsy!
I Helen of https://hshandcrafts.wordpress.com (Instgram @hshandcrafts) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item of clothing for each day in May 2017 with non sneaky cop-outs like scarves, unlike last year. It's that time of year again!! Me Made May is the creation of 'So Zo...' . … Continue reading Me-Made-May 2017
Saxifraga is a warm and cosy hat knit in aran weight yarn with a simple geometric motif created in colour work. the hat gradually changes from colour A at the brim to B at the top. This is my newest knit creation and the pattern is available to buy now on Ravelry!! Knit in … Continue reading A new knitting pattern and a giveaway!
So it has been absolutely ages since I last posted here and for that, I apologise. However, from now on I won't be apologising and you can probably expect the posts to get more and more erratic in their timings. I am about to enter the final year of my PhD and things are going to … Continue reading I learned Fairisle!
Who doesn't love the chance to both knit and sew whilst discussing it every step of the way with a group of like-minded crafters? I personally love it and the Outfit-Along has not disappointed. For those who missed my previous post about this and have no idea what I'm talking about it is a challenge … Continue reading OAL2016 is complete!
I was looking back through my old posts to find out when I first started knitting this cowl and it turns out it was way back in April last year!For a long time it was a bit of a love-hate relationship. I hadn't really knitted lace before and was really struggling with the pattern. After … Continue reading Blue Heart
Me-Made-May has flown by and I've loved every minute of it: getting the most out of my me-made wardrobe, discovering where I am in need of new items to fill gaps and discovering everyone else's brilliant makes all at the same time! Here's a round up of my month and some of those long awaited … Continue reading #MMMay16 is complete!
As Me-Made-May draws to an end I have been thinking about what I could do to keep the part of my brain busy that enjoys snooping looking at all the amazing things everyone else has been making. I thought I would be at a loss come June. However, the awesome crafting community has come to … Continue reading Outfit along 2016