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'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!
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!
Pinterest inspiration is my place to show you what I've been falling in love with recently over on Pinterest. This is one of my favourite place for finding inspiration and I can easily loose a couple of hours pouring through all the beautiful things to make. Valentines I don't like Valentines Day. There, I said … Continue reading Pinterest Inspiration: Valentines
Having finished my Miette cardigan I still had 2 skeins of Drops Paris yarn left to use. I really loved the colour and loved knitting with it as it just glided along the needles. I wasn't ready to surrender those last 2 skeins to my stash never to be seen again so I decided to … Continue reading Leftovers hat
Happy New Year Everybody!! I thought I would round up the year by taking a look back at how far my knitting skills have come on in just one year! Last Christmas I decided I wanted to learn to knit and asked for some supplies for Christmas. Nearly 1 year on and I feel like … Continue reading A year in knitting
Each year Innocent smoothies run a promotion called the Big Knit where they raise money for Age UK by putting tiny hats on all of their smoothies and for each one sold they donate 25p to Age UK. Age UK is a great charity who provide advice and help to the elderly across the UK. … Continue reading Innocent Big Knit
August is almost over, and we get the keys to our new house tomorrow! Unfortunately this means my month has been largely free of crafting as most of my possessions are packed away ready for the move and I have been too busy packing and getting excited about the new house to do anything anyway! … Continue reading Pinterest Roundup: August 2015