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Get more knitting done!

Get more knitting done!

Something I am always asked is how do I find so much time to knit.  I wish I could say I balance my time really well but that would be lies!  Knitting is not only my job but pretty much my only hobby ...

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My Kirstie's Handmade Christmas Jumper

My Kirstie's Handmade Christmas Jumper

So here it is, a close up of my jumper from Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas!  It is definitely not to everyone’s taste so I am not going to put up the full pattern … also, the notes I made while making i...

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The trouble with buttons holes

The trouble with buttons holes

Button holes are my knitting frenemy … they never go quite as planned … so just in case this is other people as well, I thought I’d share how I put my buttons on my cardigans … these are the steps for...

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Knit Bit: Going Seamless

Knit Bit: Going Seamless

I have been spoilt recently as almost all of the projects I have knit haven’t required very much sewing up (if any!).  Socks, mittens and hats have all been knit in the round and shawls are a knitters...

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When bad things happen to good Lushes

When bad things happen to good Lushes

In the original hand-dyed tried post, I wrote that I was now more patient and measured when it came to trying out anything that might stain my worktops and do irreparable damage.  However, now that I ...

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I felt(ed) that!

I felt(ed) that!

I was going to say that I have been much more strict recently about buying things for non-knitting related handcrafts but that would just be a lie.  I’m not even sure I can say that I have been trying...

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Brioche, served snuggly!

Brioche, served snuggly!

I know I should really be crocheting, after all I said this was it’s year.  I did try. I took out my crochet hooks, found some suitable yarn, chained some stitches, then ripped it out, and got out my ...

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Knit Bit: Knitted Edges for Seaming

Knit Bit: Knitted Edges for Seaming

How do you knit yours? Your edges that is!  While there is a trend towards garments being knit seamlessly, there are still a lot of patterns that require you to knit individual pieces and then seam th...

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Knit Bit: There's something about Charts!

Knit Bit: There's something about Charts!

Charts snuck up on me. I'm not sure when they became so common or if it was just because I found new and different designers & patterns, but in the last few years I have seen them more and more and un...

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To Swatch or Not to Swatch?

To Swatch or Not to Swatch?

I think that the more I knit the less I know about knitting which is, of course, one of the most amazing things about knitting.  However, there are basics that remain mostly the same and swatching is ...

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