Category Archives: wool

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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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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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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Knitty Jewellery Yearnings sated at Max’s World

It’s wonderfully, gloriously and unceasingly hot. I am NOT complaining, just vaguely in disbelief that there seems to be no end to the sunny weather. It’s almost like being on holiday somewhere on the Continent. I love walking in the … Continue reading

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Madness caused by Summer and 4KCBW Update

I don’t know how long I’ve been yearning for the summer to arrive. For shorts and sandals and the freedom of no coats or jackets. And finally it’s here. I’m loving the heat wave and I hope that it stays … Continue reading

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All about Beginnings – Casting On Your Knitting

I distinctly recall that I just couldn’t get the hang of knitting for ages for one reason. Long-tail cast on. Like so many knitters, I was learning from my Mother. And she patiently, and as the years progressed, less patiently, … Continue reading

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Make-a-Monster Competition

It’s Summer – not that we in the UK would know it! But the Summer means holidays and free time. I thought this would be an ideal time to launch my first Competition. The rules are simple: knit or crochet … 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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Yarnbombing in Bedford – BedYarn

Bedford joined the rest of the World last Saturday afternoon with Yarnbombing. The event was organised by the super Liz and Lucy from Scone Roses WI, and I can honestly say that I have a lot to learn about social … Continue reading

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