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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…
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A wall full of modern macrame plant hangers

That 70s Plant: Modern Macrame Plant Hangers Tutorial

Does "modern macrame plant hangers" sound like a contradiction in terms? Well it shouldn't, because macrame is back in a…
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Baby boom bear beanie stuffed and standing up

The Fastest Baby Knit in the West

It's official. Everyone I know is having a baby. This time it's an old colleague of my husband and I.…
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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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