Adventures Of Betsy, knitting, mental health, Patterns, reflections

She sells seashells by the sea shore.

I choose happy. It’s not easy to do at times. Life can throw challenges, that can test the best of us. Eyre peninsula Perlubie Beach The choice of happiness takes self discipline and practice. Learning to make better choices in how I react to events isn’t easy. It requires breaking a lifetime of ingrained patterns… Continue reading She sells seashells by the sea shore.

Adventures Of Betsy

Appila Springs

Ashford Merino DK ‘Appila Hat’ I spent a lovely night out at one of my favourite spots. Appila Springs. It was a little chill but not as cold as it can be at this time of year. It’s a lovely peaceful place, with the water trickling over rocks. Kouta came with me and enjoyed her… Continue reading Appila Springs

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

Education, knitting, reflections

‘Making’ magic.

I make magic Transforming fibre into yarn and then with two sticks; a hook or a loom into wearable items, toys, cloth, hats and countless other items, is an amazing thing to do. In days gone by makers were thought to have special gifts that turned fibre into cloth. They were seen to have special knowledge.… Continue reading ‘Making’ magic.

knitting, Patterns

Superior Cowl

  Although delicate and light, the Superior Cowl is incredibly warm.  The design is very versatile, in how it can be worn. Wrap it twice around your neck for a close fitted cowl. Pull it up as a hood to cover the head or wear it loosely. The cowl takes only one ball of a… Continue reading Superior Cowl