Category Archives: Craft

Cowl Inspirations from Spring Cleaning my Stash

I’ve been having  a little clear out of my yarn stash and pattern ideas recently. Like many, I have a number of one/two skein “wonders” and it is difficult to know what to do with them all. With the change … Continue reading

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WIP Update

I made no New Year’s Resolutions. But I always use the start of another 12 months to review life and the universe around me – knitting no exception. I am ashamed to say that two out of my three WIPs … 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 Knitting – Is it Fun?

My feelings about Christmas knitting are somewhat mixed – fun or not? Depends on the day you catch me. On the one hand, guilt-free scouring for patterns, squishing yarn, matching colours and planning for those and-made gifts full of love! … Continue reading

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Short and to the Point

This weekend has been hectic – there has been little time to knit and the writing has been done on the hoof. So this post is short and to the point. Christmas present update – I’m done with the hats … Continue reading

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A New Scarf Design

I’ve been so focussed on Christmas that autumn is slipping by unnoticed. From knitting up chunky scarves and hats (to be posted) and working on Christmas wreaths (to come), I realised that I needed something lighter to suit the current weather. … Continue reading

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COMPETITION TIME – One Skein Challenge

I had such fun with the comments and participation for the Make-a-Monster Competition that I thought I’d start an other competition. C O M P E T I T I O N Since it is the beginning of the new crochet and … Continue reading

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Felted Bag – Project 2 from Holiday

I think I’ve done enough “serious” posts for a while so let’s get back to the fun. Although I no longer recall my holiday, I do remember I want to show you what I got up to project-wise. I cannot … 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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