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The Great Tapestry of Scotland

I recently visited my parents in Edinburgh. Apart from seeing family, lovely outings and a visit to Be Inspired Fibres, a super local yarn shop… 312 more words



I am so lucky (and I know it) that since Shetland is a pretty small place.. everyone knows how much I love knitting. For example while I was walking to work the other day someone asked me if I wanted a Jumper Board. 712 more words


I Have A Serious Gauge Problem

My gauge is off.  Way off.  I measured and remeasured my swatch to figure out the rows per inch and stitches per inch.  But now when I measure it, I’m getting different numbers and my sweater is going to be 1.5- 2 inches too small after blocking.  253 more words


The Origins Of Jamieson & Smith

Jamieson & Smith Shetland Wool Brokers purchase Shetland wool from over 700 of Shetland’s crofters and farmers, and transform it into high-quality Shetland wool products including yarns, knitwear, blankets and carpets. 427 more words


Christmas jumpers for the boys

For this years christmas, I decided to knit matching Christmassy fairisle jumpers for my two nephews who will be aged 9 months and a big 3 and a half at Christmas! 101 more words

Mason-Dixon - Outside the Lines - Part 2

 I thought this might be a multiple part epic, but once I got past the “The Daily Sweater” I realized that most of the rest of the book wasn’t  a “must-have” for me. 343 more words


Blocking Changes Gauge Dramatically... I Hope, Anyways

My projects always seem to grow dramatically after blocking.  It doesn’t matter what type of yarn I use.  They never shrink but seem to grow by leaps and bounds.  219 more words