Why we love knitting and crochet (and you should too)

I often get asked this question. ‘Why do you knit/crochet?’ It is then often followed by the statement ‘I thought only old people or grandma’s do that!’ I for one am far from old (I’m 35 for the record) and I have been able to knit and crochet since I was a child. I know […]

Notions and Potions!

Any knitter or crocheter will tell you that along with their hooks, needles, yarns and patterns they will also have a plethora of other bits and pieces which are pretty essential to their craft. All of these little bits help to build up the essential toolkit and make yarn craft so much easier Scissors/Snips – […]

Yarns and Fibres – What is it made from?

So you have your hooks or needles, you know what weight of yarn you are needing to use but what about the type of yarn? The fibre content! Just like there is with most things to do with crochet and knitting, there are a lot of different choices. There are quite a few things to […]

What’s the deal with yarn weights?

And I don’t mean how heavy they are! Yarn comes in several different weights. This relates to the thickness of the yarn, on how thick or thin it is! Traditionally, yarn can be categorised into one of 7 different weight classes. When crocheting or knitting you really do need to consider the weight of the […]

What’s The Deal With Crochet Hooks?

Crochet hooks…what’s the deal with them? Surely a crochet hook is just a crochet hook right? Well, actually there is a little bit more to crochet hooks than that. First of all let’s look at what a crochet hook actually is. A crochet hook is essentially a longish stick with a hook on one end […]

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