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  • Knit Bit: Going Seamless

    29th Jul 2017

    Knit Bit: Going Seamless

    I have been spoilt recently as almost all of the projects I have knit haven’t required very much sewing up (if any!).  Socks, mittens and hats have all been knit in the round and shawls are a kni…

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  • Now with added Rainbow

    25th Jul 2017

    Now with added Rainbow

    This is a mini post to share the tiny pattern changes to make a rainbow version of Down to the Sea. I knew I had to knit a rainbow version when Lesley made one during the test knit of the pattern. &nb…

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  • Knit and Let Knit

    19th Jul 2017

    Knit and Let Knit

    It has taken me ages to write this post.  I hate controversy.  I hate the idea of getting embroiled in online arguments.  I try to live my online life by the following very simple ‘B…

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  • Clearance (aka Renewing the Yarn Budget!)

    11th Jul 2017

    Clearance (aka Renewing the Yarn Budget!)

    I thought for a while (albeit not long and hard!) before I added the Clearance section to the site.  I love everything I stock so why would I suddenly add them to the online equivalent of a barga…

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  • When bad things happen to good Lushes

    4th Jul 2017

    When bad things happen to good Lushes

    In the original hand-dyed tried post, I wrote that I was now more patient and measured when it came to trying out anything that might stain my worktops and do irreparable damage.  However, now…

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  • Our 1st Birthday

    23rd Jun 2017

    Our 1st Birthday

    A year. A whole year.  Half of small businesses fail in their first five years so there is a little distance to go but I’m 20% of the way there ; ). I’m not sure I have the words for the las…

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  • Definitely Not The Loveliest Yarn

    22nd Jun 2017

    Definitely Not The Loveliest Yarn

    Back in December I wrote about my first attempt at hand-dyeing yarn in which I mentioned in passing that I might dye some for the shop occasionally … Well, here it is … a tiny quantity of our own h…

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  • Stepped in Moss Socks

    15th Jun 2017

    Stepped in Moss Socks

    Continuing on from Down to the Sea, I am not quite ready to stop with the Irish Moss… so here is Simply The Simplest Sock, the Moss Edit! Yarn, Needles & NotionsYarn: WYS Signature 4 Ply…

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  • Get Your Vote On

    8th Jun 2017

    Get Your Vote On

    Just in case everyone was wondering why I am writing about the UK General Election, let me reassure you, that this is not about that! I’ve voted, I encourage everyone to vote & I’ll be watching the re…

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  • On My Needles #1

    5th Jun 2017

    On My Needles #1

    As with many knitters I suffer from ‘Startitis’ (check the Instagram hashtag if you’re not sure!) … a lot … but at the moment I have a very rare case of ‘Finishitis’, a desperate need to finish all an…

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  • Once You Sock Pattern

    24th May 2017

    Once You Sock Pattern

    I have been meaning to add this pattern to the blog for a while and have to confess that I have been prompted as I can see people searching for it on the site.  Being able to see what people sear…

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  • I felt(ed) that!

    19th May 2017

    I felt(ed) that!

    I was going to say that I have been much more strict recently about buying things for non-knitting related handcrafts but that would just be a lie.  I’m not even sure I can say that I have been t…

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