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  • My first Latvian Mitten

    4th May 2017

    My first Latvian Mitten

    I used to look the other way while walking by the Hobbywool Latvian Mitten stand at the Ally Pally because I knew if I stopped, I would buy a mitten kit and I didn’t think I’d have the talent to get t…

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  • Now with (correctly) added sleeves!

    7th Apr 2017

    Now with (correctly) added sleeves!

    This isn't so much a blog post as it is a cautionary but jolly photo tale. Almost a year ago I finished my Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim Diamond Lace jumper and I loved it. I knew the sleeves weren't quit…

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  • Touch Me Titus

    3rd Apr 2017

    Touch Me Titus

    I was stunned (and really pleased) that people liked the original Touch Me shawl pattern so much.  It is by far and away our best selling kit.  Of course that is more to do with the yarn tha…

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  • Enchanted knit-a-long time

    21st Mar 2017

    Enchanted knit-a-long time

    I love knit-a-longs (KALs) and there are some great ones going on at the moment but I always seem to have a pile of WIPs and other knits to do so I’m not always ready to start and definitely not finis…

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  • My EYF Experience

    11th Mar 2017

    My EYF Experience

    I don’t like the word ‘review’ as it might imply a level of expertise / authority on yarn shows which I most certainly don't have so I'd like to share my experience of this great show instead!To Go or…

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  • International Women's Day

    8th Mar 2017

    International Women's Day

    I am privileged to work in an industry made up predominantly of women, both those who work in the industry and those who support it. So today to celebrate International Women’s Day I want to mention s…

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  • Brioche, served snuggly!

    8th Feb 2017

    Brioche, served snuggly!

    I know I should really be crocheting, after all I said this was it’s year.  I did try. I took out my crochet hooks, found some suitable yarn, chained some stitches, then ripped it out, and got ou…

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  • Knit Bit: Knitted Edges for Seaming

    20th Jan 2017

    Knit Bit: Knitted Edges for Seaming

    How do you knit yours? Your edges that is!  While there is a trend towards garments being knit seamlessly, there are still a lot of patterns that require you to knit individual pieces and then se…

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  • Christmas Knits, the final tally!

    29th Dec 2016

    Christmas Knits, the final tally!

    I was about to post my Knitting (and Crochet(!)) resolutions for 2017 when I realised that I had just brushed the details of my Christmas knits under the carpet, well, into the back of my WIP pile so…

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  • Lil Sis Big Hat Hat

    17th Nov 2016

    Lil Sis Big Hat Hat

    I got a really warm feeling when my sister (Katie) asked me if I'd make her a hat this Christmas. She has in the past been subjected to all kinds of knitted whims so I think rather than risk a pair of…

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  • Knit Bit: There's something about Charts!

    24th Oct 2016

    Knit Bit: There's something about Charts!

    Charts snuck up on me. I'm not sure when they became so common or if it was just because I found new and different designers & patterns, but in the last few years I have seen them more and more and un…

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  • The Questions of Yarn Shows

    15th Oct 2016

    The Questions of Yarn Shows

    My first real ‘Buy all the Yarns’ Show was Yarndale in its second year.  It was a revelation and the start of a love affair that has gone on and on.  Beautiful yarns, all together in one pla…

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