Category Archives: texture

Round Floor Cushion Pattern

Ever since I finished the garter stitch round cushion at the beginning of March, I’ve had it in mind to create a floor cushion using the same pattern. I wanted to make the same tactile shape but to be bigger … Continue reading

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Fibre East 2013 and Other Yarn Thoughts

This weekend  has been wall-to-wall yarn for me. On Saturday, I went to the last event this summer where I was selling my yarn. It was a local High Street event and although for some mysterious reason unfathomable to anyone … Continue reading

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Pram Blanket for Clever Babies

I’ve seen many blogs recently committing and finishing large projects – complex shawls, large throws, blankets and on and  on. I always wanted to make something large. And this is my attempt. Using some lovely summery soft cotton DK in … Continue reading

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Love Yarn? Love Fibre East! 27-28 July

With only a month to go – a quick reminder… If you’re like me, you spend languid summer afternoons planning the autumn and winter project flow and dreaming of beautifully coloured, creamy-feeling yarn slipping through your fingers being transformed into … Continue reading

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Help Please – Some Questions which Need an Answer

I have been incredibly lucky the last three months being able to keep up working, blogging and building my business. The last week or so the house of cards has wobbled quite a lot. My boys have started commenting on … Continue reading

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Is Knitting just for the Summer?

Many people put down their knitting needles for the Summer in the belief that knitting is for Winter, or at least for times when the weather is on the cooler side. I agree to the extent that no-one wants to … Continue reading

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My Crochet Girlie Summer Bag

When you’re out and about with your loved ones, do you end up carrying all their sundry items and possessions they no longer want to carry themselves? Sweets, scarves, toys, rubbish and one never ending stream of “stuff”. For this … Continue reading

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Crochet Paper Placemats for the Summer

Spring brings on the homing instinct in me. I arrange, re-arrange, dust, tidy, throw out, buy, paint, scrape, fret and generally get on everyone’s nerves in the house. The cats hate this as it disturbs their control over their environment. … Continue reading

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4KCBWDAY4 – Colour Review

I knit and crochet because I love the colour and texture of yarn I work with. They are in equal first position. There have been occasions I’ve bought yarn on the internet as it looked right, only to cause disappointment as the … Continue reading

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From Random Acts of Kindness

A few months ago,  Helen from Fuss Free Flavours (do check out her yummy blog), rather randomly and totally kindly gave me some yarn – I believe it was someone’s left-over stash which they were house-clearing. The stash-buster wasn’t even … Continue reading

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