24 Dec 2022

New Interchangeable Needles

Posted by Crazy Knitter22 at 10:34 pm 0 comments

 I treated myself with a new set of interchangeable Knitting Needles.

Seeknit Shirotake M2 Starter Set

After testing them for over a months I have to say I am very impressed with the quality all round but especially with the connectors. Nothing is catching and it happened maybe once they came undone and that is because the wire is not fixed. The bamboo is extremely smooth. Worth every penny.

Waistcoat for Hubby

Posted by Crazy Knitter22 at 10:26 pm 0 comments

 I finished 2 days spare hubby's Xmas pressie.

Zipped Waistcoat. Pattern is available here

The yarn used is Sirdar Harrap Tweed DK

It turned out really nice. There was just the issue with the zip on the collar. I didn't like the way it looked and first thought of adding a piece of fabric to cover it up but then I thought I just knit a few rows and then fold it over. Not it looks neat.

8 Nov 2022

New Stuff on eBay

Posted by Crazy Knitter22 at 12:02 pm 0 comments

 Hi everyone,

Xmas is looming and I am sure you are looking for exciting and unique gifts for the new arrival, those who already have experienced their first Xmas. Your family, friends or work colleagues. 

Well, I have something for everyone. And I will be adding even more over the next few weeks.

So please visit me on eBay.

Here just a selection of the items I have added recently

PS: Pricing explained. All the prices include yarn, accessories and P&P. I say it again that I do NOT charge anything for time spent. So you pay exactly as much if you would make it yourself. 

Also I do NOT accept commissions. I have been let down too many times in the past. 

Girl Dress Purple Pink Blue

Posted by Crazy Knitter22 at 10:57 am 0 comments

 Girl Yoke Pinafore Dress Purple Pink Blue 6 Years

Chest: 32in (flat unstretched)
Length: 21in
Sleeves: -in

Hand knitted:
Hobbii Twister.
Colour: Purple, Pink, Blue.
Knitted after a Hobbii pattern.

55% Cotton 45% Acrylic
Buttons: -
Bow: Nylon

Machine wash at max 40°C (104°F) / Lay flat to dry

Girl Jacket Dark Pink

Posted by Crazy Knitter22 at 10:53 am 0 comments

Hand knitted Girl's Jacket 3-4 years

Measurements flat:
Chest: 68cm
Length: 37cm
Sleeves: 33cm


Hand knitted from 
King Cole Galaxy DK Merlot
King Cole Merino Blend Black Currant

King Cole Galaxy
31% Wool
65% Premium Acrylic
4% Soft Payette
King Cole Merino Blend
100% Pure New Wool Superwash

Buttons plastic

Wool wash by 40°C. dry flat.

Merino Baby Poncho

Posted by Crazy Knitter22 at 10:38 am 0 comments

 Baby Cable Poncho Off White 10-18 months

Neck: 12in (flat unstretched)
Length: 10in
Hem: 34in

Hand knitted:
Drops Merino Extra Fine.
Colour: Off White 01.
Knitted after a Drops Design pattern.

Merino Extra Fine
100% Merino Wool

9 Sept 2022


Posted by Crazy Knitter22 at 12:28 pm 0 comments

 Even so I am not born British, I have adopted this country as my own. All my life there was always one constant and that was Queen Elisabeth II

But now, she is no more. I always saw her as a grandma. Small in stature, but feisty, just like my grandma was. And now it feels like a lost my grandma all over again.

R.I.P. Lilibeth, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother of a Nation and further reaching than you could have ever imagined. ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ญ

6 Sept 2022

Facecloth and Pads

Posted by Crazy Knitter22 at 10:34 pm 0 comments

 I made 3 sets of 1 small facecloth and 3 pads. The ecological way to deal with make up.



Mug Cosies

Posted by Crazy Knitter22 at 10:27 pm 0 comments

 I have listed all the mug cosies, mug wraps or mug hugs or whatever else you want to call them.

I have different types, in acrylic yarn or cotton yarn. Some are made of organic cotton.



5 Sept 2022

Felted Baskets

Posted by Crazy Knitter22 at 2:57 pm 0 comments

 For sale on eBay

Handmade Felted Basket Heart Pattern Red Grey 20cm diameter 10cm high



Handmade Felted Basket Geometric Pattern Yellow White 25cm diameter 14cm high



Handmade Felted Basket Snowflake Pattern Grey White 25cm diameter 17cm high


Crochet Blanket

Posted by Crazy Knitter22 at 2:51 pm 0 comments

For sale on eBay

 Crochet Blanket Granny Squares Acrylic Turquoise Blue approx 80x80cm


19 Aug 2022

Knitting in my DNA?

Posted by Crazy Knitter22 at 3:33 pm 0 comments

 I have asked myself if knitting and the love for yarn is in my DNA. Same really with my love for farm animals and animals in general. But more about that later.

My grandma was born in Dirschau, Germany (now Tczew, Poland) with her 2 sisters, all 10 years apart, with more sibling in between who sadly all died and one in particular a little boy made my grandma a very sad person all her life. He died of pneumonia under the care of their stepmother. Their mother died when the youngest sister was born due to excessive blood loss. The father remarried very quickly because then they were my grandma, already married and a mother herself and incapable of looking after 4 children as a 20 years old in 1939 was impossible. Like I said her father remarried really quickly, but the stepmother was just after the money and didn't care for the children and during this time her 4 years old brother died of pneumonia because the stepmother didn't take him to the hospital. After that, the middle and the youngest daughter were given to another family member to bring up. And the youngest always resented my grandma for not taking her in. She couldn't understand that it was just impossible. And she always told me that if my mum hadn't been already there, she would have taken her in. But how can you explain this to a 2-year-old. 

As I mentioned, my great grandad was a farmer. He loved his animals so much he would disappear when the butcher came and would return late in the evening when everything was done and dusted. He fired a help once for beating his work horse. To cut a long story short, WWII happened, my grandma and mum escaped to Denmark and spent a few years there as refugees. My grandma told me if she had known my grandpa had died, she would have never returned to then Eastern Germany, She would have stayed in Denmark and made a life for my mum and herself there.

After returning and finding out, that my grandpa was no more, my gran had to work. She worked as a shift worker in a yarn factory. I remember, she told me they had been paid by piece. So the more they worked, the better they got paid. They had a worker who would steal yarn cones from others, including my gran. My gran had the same sense of justice and hated when someone cheated and lied. So she started to mark her finished cones. Of course, gran's work vanished again, and she called her boss. Told him what had happened. He went to the thief and confronted her. When he checked her work, he found the cones my gran had marked and sacked that woman on the spot.

The company my gran worked for was called:

Schmitt'sche Wolle in Altenburg, Thรผringen, Germany

So, a few years ago, I was watching a program on the BBC, don't ask me what it was called, but they showed still photos from a yarn factory. And then I nearly fell off my chair. There was a photo of my grandma at work. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ So I scrambled to find it on iPlayer and took a screenshot.

I showed it to my mum, and she said, yes, that's grandma. That's how she dressed, that's how her hair was, and she would always tilt her head a little. 

So that's a little bit of my personal history and probably the reason why I love yarn and knitting. And why I rescued so many pets. ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿน๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿฆ

A Guide to Yarn Usage

Posted by Crazy Knitter22 at 2:55 pm 0 comments

I stumbled over a yarn yardage chart I thought was nicely done, but was missing usage in meter and UK names for the different yarn types. I just spent an hour to update it and make it more international

It will now help to solve the confusion what the numbers on US yarn means and help you decide what suits best for your projects. I included the plys and the commonly used names.

I hope you will like it.

Feel free to download it.

17 Aug 2022

Drops Alpaca on Sale!

Posted by Crazy Knitter22 at 11:21 am 0 comments

 Drops Alpaca is on SALE!

Save 41% 

Some colours not in stock



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