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A pause

There has been a long silence on the blog due to me having (slightly unexpectedly) decided to do a Masters in Librarianship and Information Science. Which took up all the time I formerly thought of as ‘spare’ and also some that really wasn’t spare at all. 339 more words

Socks

In the Mood for Fair Isle

I have been on a doll/toy making adventure. Our Knit Club charity has said they like toys and it is not something I have ever knit before, so I have thoroughly enjoyed it – something different than my usual knitting. 135 more words

Machine Knitting

Star Wars Fair Isle Hat Part 2

This is the second part of a series of process notes on completing The Force Awakens Hat by Mrs. Leudeke (free pattern here). In this post, I’ll cover the ribbed edging and the first charted pattern. 460 more words

Knitting

Merry Christmas !

It has been a really fruitful month!

And here are all the promo sets/variations that I’ve done so far!

Hope you guys enjoy a blessed holiday and an upcoming new year ( ◠‿◠ )

Freehand

Finishing your knitting

Anyone else struggling to finish all their handmade gifts for the holidays? No? Just me?  I have serious project commitment problems this time of year.  I keep thinking of things that one person or another would like, and I pull out all the yarn and fabric and patterns that I own and lay it everywhere brainstorming until I don’t have any room left to actually work.   1,560 more words

Knitting

Shetland Wool Week with Sarah Jane: Part Three of Three

After stops in Iceland, England, and the Orkneys, Sarah boarded the ferry that would take her to the Shetland Islands and Shetland Wool Week.

Shetland Wool Week is a festival celebrating Britain’s most northerly native sheep. 452 more words

Spinning

Lovin' Right Now: Fair Isle Sweaters

I love fair isle sweaters because they are THE perfect sweater for the holiday season and will continue to remain a classic, unlike those sweaters with Rudolph and jingle bells on them. 59 more words

Life