Category Archives: children

Make-a-Monster Competition

It’s Summer – not that we in the UK would know it! But the Summer means holidays and free time. I thought this would be an ideal time to launch my first Competition. The rules are simple: knit or crochet … Continue reading

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May your Stripes be Bold and Bright

I’m obviously not a yarn purist as I adore self-striping yarn. The line is very clear on this – you either love it or hate it. It’s like the Marmite question. Or the Cats v. Dogs question. For me it was … Continue reading

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Your Heart to Warm

For some weeks now I have been trying to engineer good weather with cheerful colour knits and summery yarn. Looking out of the window at the grey chill day, with snow on the ground and no real end in sight, … Continue reading

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Do I look like I need Therapy?

On the whole I pride myself in being a reasonably self-aware person. One who knows my strengths and weaknesses. Self-confidence has never been something I’m good at but quiet perseverence and an ability to survive most things I do with … Continue reading

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Versatile Easter Eggs

Early Easters are great to break up the dreary months before the long-awaited Summer Holidays, but they always catch me unawares from a “ready to celebrate” point of view. The weather is not sunny enough to think of Spring and such like. … Continue reading

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Small and Rebellious Project Inspiration

The Scarf. Probably the first item that many learning or returning knitters make. One that hardly ever demands a pattern. Much maligned by little boys. In the right shape much admired by fashion pundits as it makes, or breaks an … Continue reading

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