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colour, Crochet, Education

Why Batch?

Noah’s Promise When working on repeating blocks. I like to complete the first one. Then I batch the rest. Batching blocks I find batching to be a faster way to work. Eliminating the need to search out the next colour. And in more complicated blocks, I find it’s easier to keep the pattern in my… Continue reading Why Batch?

knitting, Patterns

FINGERLESS MITTENS In the round

Hand dyed Tekapo Yarn Materials Yarn: Merino Magic 50gms Needles: 3.25mm double pointed needles. 4.00mm double pointed needles Notions: Scissors, tapestry needle. Gauge 22st to 10cm Using stocking stitch Abbreviations St, sts - stitch/esSl - slipKk - knitPp - purlKfb - Knit front and backRnds - rounds Cuff Using 3.25mm needles Cast on 40 sts,… Continue reading FINGERLESS MITTENS In the round

Adventures Of Betsy, mental health, reflections

Adventures of Betsy

Yunta SA After work Friday I headed home and picked up Betsy and we travelled north. I drove to Yunta, arriving after dark. I stayed at a free park next to toilets. I settled down to some crochet for the night. No Optus coverage so listened to podcasts I had downloaded. After a peaceful sleep… Continue reading Adventures of Betsy

Crochet, Patterns

South Australia Leads The Way

Here in South Australia, single use plastic cutlery and straws have been banned. Many cafes now use wood cutlery and paper straws, which are used once and discarded. A zero waste solution is to carry your own metal cutlery and straws.