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Knitted amigurumi owl using HiyaHiya Sharp Sock Needles

HiyaHiya Sharps Needles Sock Set Review

I jumped at the chance to review some HiyaHiya Sharps Needles. You remember my wedding shawl? I would not have been able to finish it without a set of HiyaHiyas Sharps. Seriously. See how the nupps get bigger halfway through the hearts at the boarder? I knit the boarder on…
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50 crochet + knitting Christmas ornament patterns

50 of the Best Crochet and Knitted Christmas Ornaments

I’ve rounded up 50 my favourite crochet + knitted Christmas ornaments to make your holiday a little more decorated! I just love Christmas, don’t you? The lights, the food, the presents! And there’s something so special about the decorations as well - especially handmade ones. 50 of the Best Crochet…
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Travel knitting - knitting a complex lace shawl on a train

When Travel Knitting is Everyday Knitting

As crafters, we think a lot about Travel Knitting in capital letters - what to pack for a long plane ride and so on. This is travel knitting. But what about when travel knitting is every day knitting? No soft Mediterranean breezes, no pool, no sangria (well... maybe just a little).…
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A little amigurumi toy raindrop

How to Crochet Amigurumi Raindrops

All week I've been humming raindrops keep fallin' on my head. All because of these adorable crochet amigurumi raindrops! Summer showers aren't so sweet (especially when you've forgotten your umbrella!) but these wee raindrops are. I crocheted these little guys as an illustration of how an amigurumi's face can change…
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Finished Welcome Blanket Project

Knitting a Welcome Blanket

Knitting a Welcome Blanket is art, politics... and a lot of fun. If you're reading this in 2017, then you've heard of Trump's proposed boarder wall with Mexico. It's almost 2,000 miles long. What if many crafters around the world, knitted and crocheted blankets from 2,000 miles of yarn? And…
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Close up of cute amigurumi dashund dog

Amigurumi Sausage Dog (Just Add Mustard!)

Stop the presses: this amigurumi sausage dog might be the cutest thing I've ever crocheted. "Who me?" "Yes you!" The pattern is from Adorable Amigurumi. A friend picked it up for a couple of francs at a second hand book sale. Look at this cute lil book! So many new…
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Knit Princess Charlottes sheep cardigan

Knit Princess Charlotte’s Sheep Cardigan (Here’s the Pattern!)

I'm not a royal watcher, but I get the appeal. Those royals! They're like a real life BBC drama (I will watch a good BBC drama about the royals. I get it. I do). So when I saw this pop up on my Facebook feed, I knew I had to…
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handknit socks on homemade sock blockers

Home Made Sock Blockers

Yep, I block my socks! Not every time I wear them, but when they're fresh off the needles. Before now, I've just patted them out onto a towel, but now I've made myself a couple of pairs of home made sock blockers. I've spent a bit of time drooling over…
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A giant granny square work in progress

A Giant Granny Square – WIP Wednesday

I've had this beautiful ball of lace weight yarn for a couple of years now. I'm turning it into a giant granny square. I'm using a 3.5mm hook, and a slightly looser than average granny pattern - two chains between clusters, three chains at each corner. That gives it a…
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