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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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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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I’m Back and I missed you

So I lasted six months away from the WordPress family. And goodness it’s been cold. I missed you all. I’m back and I’ve uploaded all my posts for the last six months so hopefully, you can catch up if you … 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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Birthday Give Away with a French Flavour

It’s Monster Yarns’ First Birthday and I’m having a Give Away to Celebrate! I recall my three boys and I all pressing the button a year ago to launch Monster Yarns. Since then Monster and I have come a long … Continue reading

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Washing Knitting

So many people are courageous enough to knit “off-pattern” but go to pieces at the thought of washing knitting. There really are very few rules to follow to have long lasting clean knitwear. And here they are: Start thinking about washing … Continue reading

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I Love this but Is it Good Quality Yarn?

So you’ve identified the need for a knitted present and you’ve pinpointed the yarn. Or perhaps there has been a skein of yarn shouting to be bought  in your favourite yarn shop and you have decided to take the plunge. … 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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Tips & Techniques for Using Variegated Yarn by Fiber Flux

All who know me realise that I’m in love with self-striping, self-patterning, self-anything colourful yarn. This is a fantastic blog about how to use them and get fantastic results. Fiber Flux…Adventures in Stitching: Tips & Techniques for Using Variegated Yarn.

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Short and to the Point

This weekend has been hectic – there has been little time to knit and the writing has been done on the hoof. So this post is short and to the point. Christmas present update – I’m done with the hats … Continue reading

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