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Weaving, Spinning, knitting

Are you ever torn between crafts ? After the excitement of the e spinners arrival I remembered that on my to do list for this week was the weaving of a wrap for my mum in laws birthday. I was gifted some cones of very fine 1 ply merino some time ago, as well as … Continue reading

Which pointy sticks?!

There are so many types of knitting needles available these days the subject of which pointy sticks resulted in a lot of opinions on Twitter- not only which type of knitting needles but which brand. Here’s my low down on my preferences and needle collection. I learnt to knit like many people on a hodge … Continue reading

Knitting on the National Curriculum

Knitting on the National Curriculum

As a former Primary Teacher and married to a Secondary teacher (as well as mum to 5 children) education is high on my list of interests. I am in the middle of developing some resources for schools based around wool and whilst taking a look at the draft proposals for the new National Curriuculum planned … Continue reading

Nominated for a Liebster Award

Nominated for a Liebster Award

Yay! In my previous incarnation as a “Mummy blogger” I loved a good meme  into which category I suppose my recent nomination for a Liebster Award would fall. The Liebster Award is an award passed on by bloggers to recognise interest new reads – so thanks for the nomination Anji – you can check out … Continue reading

Knitting Injuries and other Miscellany

Knitting Injuries and other Miscellany

It was a busy week last week – half term meant a house full of children so designing/knitting had to be squeezed into are quiet moments. Half term did however, give me the chance to indulge in some crafting with my youngest daughter whom I taught to knit at the age of five at her insistence. … Continue reading

New Knitting Pattern on Ravelry

New Knitting Pattern on Ravelry

  I have published a new knitting pattern on Ravelry today – this hat named Mariella is a pretty hat combining embroidery and knitting. Using Perle cotton knitted fair isle into the knitting and simple french knots creates the effect of hand embroidery. It is a really easy pattern to follow and a quick knit … Continue reading

Unfinished projects

Unfinished projects

So many of us on Twitter and Ravelry are vowing to complete unfinished projects this year – a kind of knitters new years resolution if you like. I moved house just six weeks ago and this house move forced me to sort through my stash and get my yarn and UFOs (unfinished objects!) into some … Continue reading