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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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Tools for making the most of your stash

Tools for making the most of your stash

A little note on the apps, folk etc mentioned below. These are all either tools I love or people I know and love. This is not advertising, just sharing. There will be links to TLYC stocked products at...

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The Wool Barn Unboxing

The Wool Barn Unboxing

I first met Maya from The Wool Barn at Fibre East about five years ago now I think and it was yarn love at first sight!  I bought some of her beautiful pale silks and some of her sock yarns and it was...

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