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Mini-Series: My first sweater pattern design, part 2

Mini-Series: My first sweater pattern design, part 2

Welcome to post 2 in the ‘My first sweater pattern design’ mini series.  It’s been a week since I committed to getting to an initial design and all the details that go with it and I think I’ve done it...

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Mini-Series: My first sweater pattern design, part 1

Mini-Series: My first sweater pattern design, part 1

Welcome to the first post of the ‘My first sweater pattern design’ mini-series!  I’m really excited about this as I have been not-designing-a-sweater for a number of months and I think this series wil...

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The Sock Movie

The Sock Movie

Over the last few weeks I have noticed that there have been quite a few searches on the site for The Sock Movie which is what I called my step by step sock when I uploaded it to YouTube two years ago!...

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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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