Category Archives: Yarn

Northern Lights Skinny Scarf – a Pattern

My first pattern for 2015 was inspired by the soon-to-come cruise to Norway that I’m taking with a friend. The colours and swirls of the hope-to-be-seen Northern Lights and a friend who needs a scarf, united in this. I hope … Continue reading

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Leaf pattern Lace wrap – Done!

Summer Holidays are most definitely over. The boys are back at school, the days are drawing in, the air is crisp and fresh and the trees are wearing amber leaves. I’ve been meaning to get back to writing for a … Continue reading

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Citrus Placemats – A Quick Summer Make

Whilst I’m counting the days to our holiday (still too many), mentally preparing for our house move and working on those WIPs, I wanted something bright and colourful on the table at mealtimes. My two are now old enough to … Continue reading

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Fibre East 2014

I’m incredibly lucky that I live only a few miles from one of the highlights of the yarn calendar – Fibre East. An annual international event, celebrating all things English yarn related and more. I am a recent convert, going … Continue reading

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Warm Weather Yarns

Even if I lived in a hermetically sealed house far away from the world, I would know when the temperature started increasing in the UK. Visitors and sales to my site just drop off the cliff. I know that only the truly … Continue reading

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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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Finger Knitting – a Tutorial

I’ve noticed that there are two types of new knitters – those who take to the idea of knitting with needles easily and those who really struggle with the concept of “making stitches with chopsticks”. (I can’t claim to have thought … Continue reading

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Toddler Hoodie Cardigan – a Pattern

Since moving almost 18 months ago, I have met many genuinely lovely people. And some of those people have had, or are about to have babies. And horror of horrors, I have not knitted for any of them! There is … Continue reading

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Socks – the New Frontier

Each year, I have a list of projects I want to try. They are usually either a new design or a new technique. My boredom threshold is incredibly low and I struggle with knitting the same thing more than once … Continue reading

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Spring Inspiration – a collection of patterns

Now that Spring is officially here,  I’ve been looking around for inspiration for lightweight spring-like patterns. I’d like to share them with you. My current favourite is called Spring Cloud – the shawl neck and the combination of mohair and merino … Continue reading

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