Category Archives: family

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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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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Monster Yarns’ Monster yarns

I wanted to share with you what Monster yarns do with Monster Yarns’ stock whilst no-one is looking. Just to prove that there is so much more you can do with yarn than just knit. This short clip used up … 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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Time for Knitted Slippers

Now that Autumn chills have most definitely arrived, and having made the decision to finally get rid of our “inherited” carpets, I realised that it was high time I started large scale slipper production. I used to have an annual … 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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