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Ready for its "premiere"

When we wear or use something for the first time we say in Spanish that it’s listo para estrenar. The verb estrenar is the verb “to premiere” and, interestingly enough, it’s also used for films when they are shown for the first time in movie theaters. 511 more words


Once Upon a Sock: March edition

It’s the first Thursday of the month, so┬álet’s talk socks — I’ve got sock knitting past, present, and future to share today!

First up, … 669 more words


Court dismisses judicial review application of FOS decision

The court has dismissed an application for judicial review by Full Circle Asset Management Ltd (FCAM), a firm of financial advisors, of a decision by FOS. 197 more words


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