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  • Bring out your singles

    4th Sep 2019

    Bring out your singles

    I think I'm safe to generalise and say many of us have a lot of single skeins in our stashes that we just had to have ... even though there was no plan for them.  Some of them will become the soc…

    Published by Michelle

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  • Get more knitting done!

    8th May 2019

    Get more knitting done!

    Something I am always asked is how do I find so much time to knit.  I wish I could say I balance my time really well but that would be lies!  Knitting is not only my job but pretty much my o…

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  • The trouble with buttons holes

    4th Sep 2017

    The trouble with buttons holes

    Button holes are my knitting frenemy … they never go quite as planned … so just in case this is other people as well, I thought I’d share how I put my buttons on my cardigans … these are the steps…

    Published by Michelle

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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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  • 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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  • 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: 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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  • To Swatch or Not to Swatch?

    14th Jul 2016

    To Swatch or Not to Swatch?

    Special yarn deserves a swatch so you get the best out of it. Is the yarn really suited to the pattern?This isn’t quite about tension but it is a good use a tension square.  I recently used…

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