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A striped child's sweater before wet blocking acrylic yarn - blocking makes a huge difference even to acrylics.

A Sweater in a Week and Why Blocking Acrylic is a Great Idea

I did it - the little colourblock sweater for my niece was completed in a week! But with yarn, nothing's…
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stash knitting a baby sweater

Stash Knitting = Baby Knitting

Follow my blog with Bloglovin The last few months have been all about stash knitting. I've got a freelance gig,…
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Opal Sock Yarn in Starry Night

Starry Night Socks for Valentine’s Day

One of the supreme advantages of loving a knitter is the handknit socks. Or so I like to tell myself.…
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Wearing a lace wedding shawl

Amazing Lace Part 2: My Knitted Wedding Shawl

Like a sweater, or a pair of socks, a Really Fancy Knitted Wedding Shawl is a Knitting Achievement. Like passing a…
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Crocheted amigurumi fish pattern

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Fish Amigurumi – Free Pattern!

One thing I love about amigurumi is how fast it is to work. You can sit down with a hook and…
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Giving Knitted and Crocheted gifts to babies is always worth it.

Giving Knitted and Crocheted Gifts: Is It Worth It?

I know a lot of people don't believe in giving knitted and crocheted gifts, and I get that. I really…
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Grant wearing the hat I knit

The Story of Knitting a Hat

One really lovely thing about instagram is how the pictures tell a story. This is the story of knitting a hat…
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A hat which looks like a bunny on polka dot gift wrap. Baby hats are great Last minute knitted gift ideas

Very Last Minute Knitted Gifts

I'm not talking last minute knitted gifts like, "Oh I should make something for that birthday next week." Really last…
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Being cute in the cutest cloche hat pattern

Is this the Cutest Cloche Hat Pattern Ever?

Okay, how adorable does this hat look? I think Regina might be the cutest cloche hat pattern.  Excuse the face I'm…
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Cable detail on my chunky cable knit sweater

Finished Object: Lia Chunky Cable Knit Sweater

There's something about knitting a chunky cable knit sweater which just feels so Autumnal. I cast on Lia when there was…
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The best part of pattern testing is taking selfies

Pattern Testing – Owl in the Bush Hat

Patten testing is one of those invisible parts of the craft we love. An error in a pattern can throw…
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Travel Knitting – Helix Striped “Landscape” Socks

Let's face it. The best part of travel knitting is the travel. I've been lucky enough to travel a lot…
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