Category Archives: knitting

Leg warmers for chilly days.

Happy New Year to you all.

I have finally finished knitting my long leg warmers and I can’t say it was a labour of love but just necessity. I was so very annoyed at having lost my one and only fabulous pair of Calvin Klein, long black leg warmers, and have been unable to find anything similar, so I just had to bite the bullet and make some. I did try to knit in the round with the 4 short needles, but, with my arthritic hands, I just kept losing my grip on the needles and the stitches all fell off. So they are just a long rectangle with a small cuff at the bottom and and top, then cast off using Lori’s stretchy bind off.   Then I stitched up the seam. I am not a big fan of that yarn either as it kept breaking leaving a thread with a bit of wool missing. Now I can put my knitting away and get out my next crochet project. I much prefer crochet as it is a lot easier to see and sort out mistakes than knitting is.

Tiny knitted Santa hats


I have recently started learning to knit and crochet and so far I have only made a few granny squares, flowers and started knitting a jumper.  The Bethany Trust have been looking for people to knit some tiny hats, socks and Christmas puddings and they looked like they would be simple to do so I thought I would have a go at these.  I had to learn how to cable cast and how to use double pointed needles to knit in the round (a big thank you to Chris who kindly gave me some instruction on Saturday).  Knitting with that white fluffy wool was a nightmare but after a few practice shots I did finish 3 tiny hats.  They are only about 7cm high and a really cute.  I did add an extra couple of rows in one of them as I couldn’t remember which row I had just completed.
The Bethany Trust, just knit for charity.