Category Archives: colour

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Mighty Mitres

I suppose it was only a question of time before I discovered and fell in love with mitres. I don’t know if you’ve come across them before, but they’re knitted squares, using scrap yarn if you like, and joined as … Continue reading

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Confessions of a modern-day Maiden Aunt

Without a plan or a thought, I have become a modern day Maiden Aunt. You know the one in literature who arrives unannounced with hand-made gifts for the Baby. I’m not sure I was quite ready for the role, but … Continue reading

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Choosing Colours – the technical way

I love knitting with self-striping yarn as it automatically gives the end project colour and depth. I’ve noticed that when I want to work with one-coloured yarn, but with a contrasting colour, I tend to become a little unsure. And … Continue reading

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Knitting Stripes in the Round

I’ve been doing a lot of knitting in the round recently. And for all its ease and convenience, knitting stripes in the round has left me a little baffled. Please don’t say you can’t see it. It’s there. A sort … Continue reading

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Knitting in Colour

For me using yarn is about having knitting in colour. I don’t think I could ever craft with a colour I don’t like. Or something entirely in black – a colour I have a love-hate relationship with. However I’ve found … Continue reading

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Fashion Forward Knitting and Flourescents

My knitting has been suffering recently – first from my sore wrists¬†and more recently from a total lack of ability to get things just the way I want them. There is a pattern I’ve been working on – it’s only … 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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Pie Cushion and the Liebster Award(s)

So what does one make on holiday? This was a question in the back of my mind for weeks before we went away. And now the time has come to reveal my creations – this is Project 1. I’ve been … 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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