Monthly Archives: September 2014

Knitaholics – Romford

2014-09-20 12.52.30Just come back from the Knitaholics show in Romford, previously Tina went and set up a stand for us, but since I wasn’t sure what would appeal to the mainly Machine Knitters who attend, I thought I would pop along and have a look!

2014-09-20 12.38.42They were a lovely friendly bunch of people, with a passion for what they do – which in any craft is the way to attract new peeps, I do have a knitting machine at home, which was gifted to me when I was at the Shop, and I am very tempted to have a go!

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Also met a lovely lady – Susan Burns, who makes knitted wire jewelry, including some lovely poppies, you can find her on facebook – linky here .

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I will be going next year, but not sure what I will take – probably buttons, books, knitting needles and crochet hooks!

Christmas Designs

2014-09-17 13.10.03I have been really busy these past couple of weeks, designing some christmas toys, so I thought I would do a quick post with some little hints, while I am typing up and hopefully publishing really soon on Ravelry and/or Etsy.  Still struggling with the pricing concept!  I am also putting together tutorials on the techniques that I have used which will be given with the patterns.

2014-09-17 13.10.59I have created 8 toys based on the same body shape, but with variations on body parts, and colours.  The easiest to make is probably the Syd the Snowman and Ethelred the Unready Elf (though there are more colour changes on the Elf) 2014-09-17 13.08.08

I have also made Ninja Penguin (with optional hat!)  Father and Mother Christmas, Gilbert and Gertie Gingerbread and finally Felicity the Fairy.  And here they all are!  Let me know which is your favourite in the comments below!

2014-09-17 13.19.30Go to go now, get these patterns finished!