Category Archives: General

Vintage knitting books.

As a general rule I’m not a big one for shopping trips and buying myself lots of pretty things. I have even managed to tame this desire when it comes to buying yarn (to an extent!). There is one thing … Continue reading

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Crafting for work versus crafting for fun.

I’m finally back after a summer hiatus. Trying tpo blog or podcast with 2 small childfren demanding entertainment or food every 5 minutes does not seem to work for me so this year I gave myself permission to take the … Continue reading

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The Wool Monty Show 2019

Having spent the 5 years after leaving university living in Sheffield it will always have a special place in my heart so when I heard that there would be a new yarn festival, called the Wool Monty, launching there this … Continue reading

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In praise of the knitted skirt.

I have a feeling that knitted skirts might be a bit like Marmite, you either love them or you hate them. I am firmly in the love camp! I do however have one caveat – it has the be the … Continue reading

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Holiday knitting – how many projects are enough?

As any knitter or crocheter will know planning what projects to take on holiday with you is an integral part of your pre-holiday planning. I’m sure there are even a few crafters out there like me who think about what … Continue reading

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Things I have learned from Me Made May 2019

Yes I know that May isn’t actually over yet but I have been thinking about the lessons Me Made May has taught me already so I thought I would take the time to share with you what I’d learned so … Continue reading

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Blogging versus Vlogging

In recent months I have been thinking quite a lot about the relative benefits of blogging versus blogging. You will no doubt have noticed from my sporadic posts over the last year or so that blogging has rather taken a … Continue reading

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For the love of a linen shawl

In all this hot weather we have been having in the UK knitting with and wearing wool might have been the last thing many of you have wanted to do, even I considered putting the needles down for a while. … Continue reading

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A letter to my daughters

Dear Ingrid and Erika I sit here now watching you playing so nicely together, happy and confident little girls content to wear the same outfit over and over again until I have to forcibly remove it from you and put … Continue reading

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Things I learned from Me Made May 2017

I think the biggest thing I learned was that I don’t have enough handmade clothes to sustain me for an entire month – not even as a minimalist/ capsule wardrobe. The second thing was that I am all about the … Continue reading

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