Author Archives: monsteryarns

About monsteryarns

I am a yarn enthusiast and knitter.

A-Z of Yarn: Uses of Eyelash Yarn

Eyelash yarn, and in fact any form of Novelty yarn, divides knitters into two distinct camps. Those who love it and inevitably those who hate it. First of all, what is it? It is usually a man-made fibre central thread … Continue reading

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Happiness is 100 things

Whilst battling the latest lurgy brought around by trains/boys/general life, I’m feeling lacking in all creative energy for writing. So in case you haven’t seen this, here it is again. If you have read this a while back, apologies. Wishing … Continue reading

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5 Free Tunisian Crochet Patterns

Since I’ve been bitten by the Tunisian crochet bug, I’ve been scouring the web for good patterns. I’m not quite ready for striking out on my own with anything more complex than a scarf. I know that it is possible … Continue reading

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Tunisian Crochet – my new craft and pattern

One of my promises for 2015 to myself was to try Tunisian crochet. The blending of crochet and knitting has been intriguing me for a while. And the opportunity of buying more kit was just too tempting. And of course … Continue reading

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Beginner’s Knitting Patterns

After the inspirational knitting blog entry, I needed to lie down in a dark room with a wet cloth on my head! So as a direct result, I’ve gone ahead and collected some truly beautiful and simple knitting patterns, which … Continue reading

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Aspirational Knitting

I’ve not settled to any of my knitting projects – there is just too much going on right now for me to be able to finish items. It’s more of a starting type of time in the year. The sudden … Continue reading

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Best places for patterns

When I’m looking for the inspiration for my next project and it needs to be a pattern, the majority of the time I find something on the web. There isn’t a local yarn shop that stocks the type of yarn … Continue reading

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A New Project – and a ribbing question

I’ve started knitting myself a new jumper. I’m using the lovely alpaca yarn that so spectacularly failed to turn into a double knitted jacket and I’ve reverted to the same principles that I did for my son’s ribbed jumper. I … Continue reading

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Northern Lights Skinny Scarf – a Pattern

My first pattern for 2015 was inspired by the soon-to-come cruise to Norway that I’m taking with a friend. The colours and swirls of the hope-to-be-seen Northern Lights and a friend who needs a scarf, united in this. I hope … Continue reading

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Ski Masks Galore

Although I was only asked to make one ski mask, I got a bit carried away. It seems the boys are happy and now I know they’ll be warm too. When I was knitting the Wicked Woolens Dwarven Battle mask, … Continue reading

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