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  • My Top 20 for 2020

    30th Dec 2019

    My Top 20 for 2020

    As a yarn shop owner it’s tricky to suggest that knitters knit from stash first before buying yarn but as someone who spends a lot of time in the company of knitters and crocheters, it’s impossible to…

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  • My Stash Smash Journey

    25th Sep 2019

    My Stash Smash Journey

    I set out at the start of September to run the Stash Smash Challenge in the TLYC Facebook Group to see if I could help folk get more made from their stashes.  I like challenges quite a lot or at…

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  • Hats and Hats of Dye Candy Cloud

    1st Aug 2019

    Hats and Hats of Dye Candy Cloud

    I love mohair so the recent popularity of Mohair has made my heart sing!  However I know it’s quite Marmite* (or quite Mohair really which is in the same category as Marmite) and not for everyone…

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  • Up Close: The Simpler Sinister Cat Sweater

    14th May 2019

    Up Close: The Simpler Sinister Cat Sweater

    My most popular blog post (by far) is my Latvian Mitten post which I think means folk might like more in-depth project posts (and also that we all have those gorgeous kits!) so I thought it would b…

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  • My Kirstie's Handmade Christmas Jumper

    18th Dec 2018

    My Kirstie's Handmade Christmas Jumper

    So here it is, a close up of my jumper from Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas!  It is definitely not to everyone’s taste so I am not going to put up the full pattern … also, the notes I made while mak…

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  • Becoming a monogamous knitter

    27th Nov 2018

    Becoming a monogamous knitter

    Exhibiting at yarn shows is great for so many of reasons, one of which is the knitting ideas that it opens you up to.  The one idea that has really struck me this year is this idea of being a mon…

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  • What if I run out of yarn!?

    18th Jun 2018

    What if I run out of yarn!?

    How much yarn should I pack?  The most important question of any ‘time away from stash’ (aka holiday!)!  This is particularly key when going to a destination where you have searched hard for…

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  • 10 knits for 2018

    26th Jan 2018

    10 knits for 2018

    I love a list so thought I’d just share a few of the knits I’m thinking about for 2018 … thinking about ; )Sharman from Knitting Outside the BoxThe original plan for this was to make it in Dovestone D…

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  • WIPs and Finishitis

    16th Jan 2018

    WIPs and Finishitis

    In the peace and quiet between Christmas and New Year I sat down to write a post about my 2018 knitting plans.  To make sure I wasn’t repeating myself, I read last year’s post.  I notic…

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  • New Year, New Knits

    2nd Jan 2018

    New Year, New Knits

    I am not a New Year's Eve person. Not out of badness but because I was born an early-to-bed-early-to-rise-give-me-sleep kind of person so midnight is not my natural time of day. In 2015 I went to bed…

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