Category Archives: children

The Spiral Cot Blanket – a Pattern

I really have no idea why it took two attempts to get this pattern right. Perhaps I should rephrase – I really have no idea why I can’t count, knit and chat at the same time! I’ve had in mind … Continue reading

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Toddler Hoodie Cardigan – a Pattern

Since moving almost 18 months ago, I have met many genuinely lovely people. And some of those people have had, or are about to have babies. And horror of horrors, I have not knitted for any of them! There is … Continue reading

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Super-Easy Soft Toy Pattern to make BaaBaas, Thumpers, Teddies and More!

There are so many wonderful patterns to make soft toys of all shapes and sizes but many of them tend to be quite complex and/or fiddly. I wanted to create one pattern which could be used to make almost all … Continue reading

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A Promise Kept and more Knitting Ribbing

Ladies and Gentlemen – the day has finally dawned (and believe me it is a Red Letter Day in my calendar) when I can reveal my finished design for my son’s jumper. It has been a road filled with bumps, … Continue reading

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Pompom Christmas Wreath – a Family Make

I suppose it all started when I bought some pompom makers and the boys wanted to try them. And of course there was that walk along the river when my husband absent-mindedly made a wreath of the weeping willow branches … Continue reading

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Christmas Stocking on a Loom

It is most definitely Christmas preparation time everywhere. Buildings have started groaning under the weight of decorations, Carols are on a never-ending loop in all the shops and I’m knitting Christmas stockings and making a Christmas wreath. More on the … Continue reading


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Update on Fluorescent Yarn

Back in September (can’t believe that was nearly TWO months ago!), I wrote about Fashion’s returning love affair with fluorescent yarn. I’m still working on the main creation but since time is my enemy at the moment, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Make-a-Monster Competition Results

It seems such a short time ago that the Make-a-Monster Competition was launched and yet the time has come to announce the results. A very big and genuine Thank You for all your efforts, sharing with me your wonderful creations … Continue reading

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And the Winner Is… and some other Monster updates

It’s finally come – the time to announce the winner of my First Give Away! I dutifully ordered all my Twitter, Blog and Facebook followers in the date order they followed/Liked me. There were a total 475 separate entries so … Continue reading

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A Finger Knitting Project for Absolute Beginners

It’s been a month of “firsts” for me and here’s another one. I’ve asked Hodge Podge Crafts to visit and write a post – it’s good to have a break from and for me. My only criteria was to use … Continue reading

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