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Two Cultures

As someone who both knits and crochets, it’s been a little surprising to learn recently of the so-called ‘divide’ between those who knit and those who crochet. 601 more words


Knitting Baby Stuff: Playing Pick-up Sticks

In my current knitting frenzy, I found myself mid-way through a couple of projects and lacking the double-pointed needles (DPNs) required to finish them off. So these two little knits for boys sat idle for a little while as I waited for a delivery of DPNs from… 794 more words

Baby Stuff

Colour inspirations no. 1

Sometimes choosing a new colour scheme for a project can be tricky, where do you start?

So, we thought we’d give you a few ideas for alternative colour schemes for some of our patterns :) 47 more words

Stash Fine Yarns

Fair Isle world ….

About a month ago, I decided to enter a Fair Isle knitted cardigan for a 3 year old into our local Craft show. As I live in “Fair Isle world” – In my mind, I have 5 non interrupted dreamy days to knit this lovely pink creation. 319 more words


The real problem here is that the yarn is cursed

Every now and then I drift into the delusion that I am a reasonably competent knitter. I know at least three methods of casting on, two methods of casting off, three kinds of increase and I can remember how to do Kitchener Stitch without having to look it up. 293 more words


"At the same time..."

Four little words that mean so much… This is one of those moments they have in films where some terrible situation unspools in the first few minutes and then a caption comes up: “One Day Earlier…” 281 more words


Vintage Modern Knits #1-Bramble Beret

The first book to go through this treatment is Vintage Modern Knits by Courtney Kelley & Kate Gagnon. I don’t know that I’ve ever actually opened this book which makes me wonder how much I really need to keep it around. 85 more words