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First FO's of the Year!

Wow, it’s the end of January already!  I might be having a harder time with how fast this month went because we’ve had such a mild winter in the Great Lakes so I’m not quite as worn down by snow and cold as I usually am at this time of year.   602 more words


FO Spotlight: Snow What Fun Sweater

This was a test knit that I signed up to do some time ago. Going in, I had never done stranded colorwork. Before I started the sweater I made the… 590 more words


Advisers try to raise cash to take FOS to judicial review

Financial advisers are appalled at a recent FOS decision, where FOS has decreed that a mortgage consultant should repay £90k when a client he helped, but did not apparently advise (the client was a qualified chartered accountant) remortgaged and put the cash into a Bulgarian buy to let which failed. 71 more words


Financial advisers' survey shows shocking mistrust of FOS

FT Adviser has an article (letter) about advisers’ concerns about FOS.  The writer, Chief Executive of Panacea, discusses many concerns.  Of course some ordinary people taking a complaint to FOS are dissatisfied with the way their complaint is handled, and of course there is no independent appeal; but for financial advisers, it’s their jobs and careers at stake sometimes.  123 more words


FO Spotlight: Thundercloud Baby

I just finished up this test knit for cashmerejunkie of Taiga Hilliard Designs. It’s the second test I’ve done for her and I may or may not have six more in the next couple of months. 345 more words


Post 97: Sock Love and Other News

For the love of crafting! Peace and Joy!

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Works in Progress

I’ve fallen for Opal Socks… 391 more words