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High Fashion Knitwear (To Make Yourself!)

Confession time: I don't really follow the world of high fashion knitwear, or high fashion anything else really. But I did can get behind the trend of "mega jumpers". Here's why: Oversized clothes are about shielding the body and creating an exterior shield to reshape the body from the outside…
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A colourful half-finished Raglan striped sweater, surrounded by balls of yarn.

Colourplay Striped Raglan Sweater – WIP

It's only half done, but I love the colourplay on this little striped raglan sweater. This sweater-in-progress is for my niece. After I used up all my blue stash on a too-small jumper, she will just have to wear stripes this season. Forget any fashion implications - she's four! She'll love it.…
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50 Crochet blanket patterns

50 of the Best Granny Square Blanket Patterns

It's no secret I love granny square blanket patterns. I want to create a new "granny blankie" this year (and finally finish this work in progress...) so I have been drooling over granny square blanket patterns for months. Here's a whopping fifty (five-zero!) of the best granny square blanket patterns for…
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crochet granny square nail art

Crocheted Granny Square Nail Art: Fashion Friday

I'm not usually one for long nails, but I am here for this granny square nail art. Oh yes. Those are real granny squares, crocheted in tiny cotton and glued to each nail. Get the look with a 0.5mm hook, or you can buy a set here.
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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, but otherwise I'm not working. I've got access to funds, of course, and there would be no objection to me going out and buy a sweater's worth of Malabrigo... But it…
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Depill a sweater with a shaving razor

Would You Try This Method for Depilling a Sweater?

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This is one simple method for depilling a sweater, but the commentators aren't convinced! Watch the video to get the sweater hack... Yup, you saw that right. You can (apparently) depill a sweater with an ordianry shaving razor. Now to those comments. I tryed this…
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DIY easy crochet chair socks

The Simplest DIY Crochet Chair Socks Recipe

If you can crochet a circle, you can crochet chair socks! Scroll down for the recipe... We've just moved into a lovely little apartment, with beautiful parquet flooring. The floor is almost too gorgeous. I swear it keeps me awake at night. I used to fret about nuclear war, and now…
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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. Once again, my husband got socks for Valentine's Day. He gets a new pair of socks each Christmas as well, and if he takes me to a yarn store, I…
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Yarn Love Challenge on Instagram

Yarn Love Challenge

Are you playing along with the Yarn Love Challenge on Instagram? It's simple: each day in Feburary, you post a photo on the day's theme, and tag it. It's such a fun way to get some yarn-y love (and you know how much I love instagram!). I started late, so…
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