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Knitting firsts

Though perfect weather for knitting, the past few days and weeks in the UK have been dull and dreary to say the least! The sun finally made an appearance on Friday so I  seized the opportunity to take some shots of my recently finished socks. 263 more words


The Not-So-Grouchy Ladybug

My son absolutely LOVES Eric Carle’s The Grouchy Ladybug.

I don’t recall ever seeing it growing up, but I read a lot of Carle’s other stories such as… 552 more words


Can you marry a pattern?

The Alec XL sweater which I made with Rowan Pure Wool Worsted Superwash in the Green Wash color way is blocked, dry, and good-looking. Knitting this sweater could have become the bane of my existence because the wearer — my partner — was very impatient to see this done. 459 more words


My Oakenshield Beanie

I wouldn’t ordinarily want to wear a cream hat but, in this pattern and when paired with the right colours, I think it can look really classic. 444 more words


FOS focuses on complainant age

The latest edition of Ombudsman News looks at the types of complaints FOS addresses from people under 25. PPI is not a concern for them, with the majority of “millennial and post millennial” complaints relating to packaged and current bank accounts (babyboomers make the same proportion of complaints on packaged bank accounts, with Generation X making even more). 88 more words


The Beginning Of Beginning To End

By Tom Parkinson

‘How the hell did you get involved in that’ is a line I am often thrown when I try to make sense of the ups and downs of my career. 975 more words

Of Literary Interest

This Is Why Nicki Minaj Is Feuding With Giuseppe Zanotti

Nicki Minaj may have name-checked Giuseppe Zanotti in her songs and interviews, but it seems the legendary shoe designer isn’t checking for her. The rapper called out Zanotti in a series of social media posts this week for releasing a collection of shoes that she says, was inspired by her. 400 more words

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