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New Pattern | The SOS Shawl

UPDATE | Pattern is now live on Ravelry. You can get it HERE and remember its FREE when you sign up to my newsletter until Midnight GMT on Tuesday 12th September 2017. HELLO MAKERS | I’m back. I took a little vacation to recharge and of course I did a lot of knitting during that break. […]

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10 Knitting slang words for Non-Knitters…

I thought it would be useful for non knitters who read my blog to touch on knitting slang – aka abbreviations and terms we use that might mean something completely different in real life! Frogging: Otherwise known as ripping (rip-it – see get the frog connection!) back when a project has gone wrong or you […]

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What makes me buy yarn?

So for today’s blog post I thought I would touch on yarn – otherwise known as ‘stash’. We love our stash don’t we? In the timeline of stash development most knitters (but not all knitters!) start off with good old acrylic, in mostly pale solid colours. For perhaps baby gift knitting such as cardigans, blankets […]

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Is yarn cheaper than therapy?

The more people meet in the fibre industry, the more people I find with a common connection – anxiety and mental health issues. There is a terrible taboo out there about mental health issues in general but its more common than a lot of people realise. In today’s world we are constantly bombarded with advertising, […]

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Springtime Yarn

It’s sunny here today and even tho its still cold oputside that makes me think of springtime…and what yarns I have in my stash to knit with this Easter. So I thought I would flash some stash spring themed yarns today… So first up I have a local hand dyer – Dye Candy – Lindsay AKA Hutch […]

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Dálki

  BLOG POST UPDATE: There was over 8,500 downloads on ravelry for this hat pattern when I offered it as a free download when it was first released. It’s now a paid pattern again but lots of people have fed back to me that they LOVE it because it is such simple construction – so […]

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