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It’s A Mystery: An Intriguing Podcast MKAL

Last week saw the launch of the new Notebook Ezine in the VIC area and along with the wonderful Interviews from Ellie & Ada and Green Elephant Yarn, there were two lovely yarn options to tickle your taste buds. What’s All This Mystery About? This March/April sees the start of a very mysterious MKAL ( Mystery… Continue reading It’s A Mystery: An Intriguing Podcast MKAL

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Transparency in Knitwear Design, Knitgrrl’s Patreon Project

Scrolling through Ravelry, you come across two patterns, one free and one pay per download. The free pattern isn’t as nice as the pay per download pattern but that 8 – 10 euro pattern (with currency conversion) seems a little steep. So, you talk yourself out of the pattern and click the free download. But… Continue reading Transparency in Knitwear Design, Knitgrrl’s Patreon Project

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How Do You Beat Your Creative Slump? Quotes from Creative Professionals

Around the third week in January I always seem to hit a slump and as I look around groups on Ravelry, Facebook and other platforms, I realise that most of you in one way or another are feeling the same. So, this blog post is for all of you. In each interview on the podcast… Continue reading How Do You Beat Your Creative Slump? Quotes from Creative Professionals

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Sock it to Me Baby – Sock Knitting 2017

Sometimes the knitting world around me takes some strange turns and this January everyone I know seems to be crying out to knit socks. It’s like I woke up in some strange world where the sock god has been angered and he can only be appeased by hundreds of knitters casting on together and knitting… Continue reading Sock it to Me Baby – Sock Knitting 2017

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Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2017

I have been itching to write a post with a little more of my personality in it and sometimes life just works in your favour. I’ve been trying to find my blogging voice shall we say and you know half of the time it’s because I haven’t really made myself comfortable in my own blogging space.… Continue reading Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2017

Craft · Knitting

How to Care for your HandKnits

We all know how to handwash our knits, if your not sure Love Knitting has a fantastic article here but how do you care for them in between washes?   Balling / Pilling Yes these garment combs are a necessity in any knitters bag. I got my Gleener from This is Knit and I use it… Continue reading How to Care for your HandKnits

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Hat-spiration: Inspiration for Handknit Hat Patterns

It’s no secret that I love knitted hats and recently I cast off Dango from Carol Feller in this beautiful Bloomsbury DK yarn in Oz colourway. This was part of the Wrap up Winter KAL over on the Stolen Stitches group on Ravelry and I loved every minute of both the KAL and this knit.… Continue reading Hat-spiration: Inspiration for Handknit Hat Patterns