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10 Things to do with Yarn

10 Things to do with Yarn

As someone without small people I find the rule ‘Never tell parents how to parent’ a very solid rule to live by but I thought perhaps, since so many folk are homeschooling at the moment, I would share...

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Operation Social Justice

Operation Social Justice

It has given me great pleasure over the last number of months to see how much more representative the yarn community has become of people of colour and other minority groups. There is a long way to go...

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My Top 20 for 2020

My Top 20 for 2020

As a yarn shop owner it’s tricky to suggest that knitters knit from stash first before buying yarn but as someone who spends a lot of time in the company of knitters and crocheters, it’s impossible to...

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TLYC 90 Day Knitting Planner

TLYC 90 Day Knitting Planner

The 90 Day Knitting Planner is the result of the many chats I have had with folk this year.   I have had a lot of conversations with knitters and crocheters, both online and at shows, about Stash Stre...

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12 Pairs in 12 Months

12 Pairs in 12 Months

12 pairs in 12 months 2020 is the TLYC Knit and Knatter Challenge of the Year! : ) Woo!

I have absolutely no idea how many socks (pairs or singles) that I knit in 2019. There were many but I didn’t tra...

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10 Tips for knitters learning to crochet

10 Tips for knitters learning to crochet

I think I can finally crochet!

It has been a long time coming and, if you’ll excuse my language, I have been a pain in ass while getting here! Honestly, I don’t think anyone has talked so much and done...

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Pattern writing: How I wrote my Totally Tweedy Hat Pattern

Pattern writing: How I wrote my Totally Tweedy Hat Pattern

I am about to write my first sweater pattern and as part of that, I am going to share how I go about doing it as a lot of people ask me about how they might start designing knitting patterns.  I want ...

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Filling Katie's House with Cross Stitch, Part 1

Filling Katie's House with Cross Stitch, Part 1

I am continually pestering my (beloved) sister to accept knitted socks from me.  She is easy to knit socks for because her foot is only 4 rows bigger than mine so I never have to check the size.  The ...

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6 Steps to Sort your Stash

6 Steps to Sort your Stash

One of the ways that I get myself to focus on getting things done when I feel more like flitting about is by using timers and setting limits on how long I can spend on tasks.  I think that is what was...

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My Stash Smash Journey

My Stash Smash Journey

I set out at the start of September to run the Stash Smash Challenge in the TLYC Facebook Group to see if I could help folk get more made from their stashes.  I like challenges quite a lot or at least...

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