Tag Archives: children

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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Super-Easy Soft Toy Pattern to make BaaBaas, Thumpers, Teddies and More!

There are so many wonderful patterns to make soft toys of all shapes and sizes but many of them tend to be quite complex and/or fiddly. I wanted to create one pattern which could be used to make almost all … Continue reading

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A Promise Kept and more Knitting Ribbing

Ladies and Gentlemen – the day has finally dawned (and believe me it is a Red Letter Day in my calendar) when I can reveal my finished design for my son’s jumper. It has been a road filled with bumps, … 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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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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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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May your Stripes be Bold and Bright

I’m obviously not a yarn purist as I adore self-striping yarn. The line is very clear on this – you either love it or hate it. It’s like the┬áMarmite question. Or the Cats v. Dogs question. For me it was … Continue reading

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Small and Rebellious Project Inspiration

The Scarf. Probably the first item that many learning or returning knitters make. One that hardly ever demands a pattern. Much maligned by little boys. In the right shape much admired by fashion pundits as it makes, or breaks an … Continue reading

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