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My very steep learning curve…. Anyone else learn best through mistakes and do-overs? I spent a couple hours yesterday looking for some awful, horrible, lousy, 'impossible-why-did-I-shoot-such-a-terrible-picture' photos. My goal….try to make something from nothing. The proverbial silk purse from a cow's ear?

Free Pattern! Crocheted Bag in Lily Sugar 'n Cream cotton In Lily Sugar 'n Cream cotton. The milder weather has got us planning ahead for spring days - and this fab bag crocheted in Lily Sugar n Cream cotton is the perfect spring accessory! The pattern uses two strands of the Sugar 'n Cream cotton together, which creates a really strong crocheted fabric.

A celebration of independent publishing With the launch of Laine Magazine issue 7 last Friday, and the imminent launch of Pom Pom Quarterly 28 on the 28th of this month, we want to take a closer look at these wonderful publications. Both have amazing patterns that we are itching to cast on, and we are lucky enough to carry some of the yarns that are used!

In praise of knit-a-longs Have you ever taken part in a knit or crochet along? We're big fans here and think they are a great example of how online technology can be used to good effect for crafters. In a knitalong, a group of people will generally make the same pattern at the same time.

Podcast Episode 63 Cherry Heart Podcast Episode 63: In which I have lots of makes to share, seem to have created a strange sea creature to wear and answer a new podmail question.

Snowdrop walk It's the school half term break this week so Toby and I are sat here at the moment watching Cbeebies together. We're still getting over the colds, which seem to be lingering on as sniffles and coughs, so we'll be taking things slow and easy this week.

A Thing I've finished knitting a thing. It's a big thing. 110cm square, to be precise. You're looking at 123 500 stitches which, it's fair to say, took a good while to complete. It's made of Jamieson's of Shetland Spindrift, and it weighs in at 500 grams. That's a kilometre of yarn.

Winter wonderlands… Our world was encased in ice again…almost 10 years to the day. This time, though, it didn't last, didn't do much damage, yet left our world sparkling and pretty…not destroyed and devastated. And it was cold.

Love & Hearts Hat for Good and Sweet Bees! Hi, Knitters, I hope you are doing well this February! I have a few fun things to share today. One is a new pattern for good. And at…

FO: Piece of Silver sweater I have been knitting pretty monogamously lately, partly because work has been busy and multitasking multiple projects was too draining, and partly because I was involved in a game of yarn chicken. With this sweater to be exact. And there is some part of me that truly feels like I'm in a race whenever I start to feel I might run out of yarn.

Episode 25: Our Goals This is where I record the eleventy billionth knitting podcast. So should I bother writing out a pattern?2) And what are some affordable super bulky yarns you use and what are you planning to knit in them? Powered by Blogger.

Free Pattern! Crocheted and Felted Cat Mat in Drops Eskimo Crocheted in Drops Eskimo and then felted. Save 30% on Drops Eskimo until the end of February in our Drops Felting Fever Sale! This puurfect cat mat is sure to be appreciated by a feline friend! The mat is crocheted in Drops Eskimo - a super chunky 100% wool yarn - and then felted in the washing machine.

Beautiful new haberdashery at Loop This week we are obsessing over some of the wonderful new haberdashery items in the shop, that are just perfect for those Spring projects for the warmer days to come, or for finishing off your Winter projects with beautiful details. We have new darning mushrooms, buttons, stitch markers and more!

Kapsel Kapsel, by Very Shannon, was such a pleasure to knit this winter. I am so happy I was able to test knit this one because it was finished before our cold weather left. And I have found that it goes with everything. I have to brag on Shannon for creating such a great throw-over-anything pattern.

Mystery Blanket Club 2019: post 1, February First of all I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has joined my brand new "Mystery" knitting adventure. We had an amazing response to this year's Club and extended the number of members from six-hundred to seven-hundred due to an overwhelming demand.

Experiments in yarn… Not sure that this sort of 'preventative cro-jo protection' is possible or if it will be at all effective, but my brain seems to think it's worth a go! - Started breaking into mini skeins for some hexagon sampling. - Worked up various leaves, flowers and assorted bits of greenery for a potential little garden of some sort.

Reader, I frogged them! But when the evening rolled round and it came to picking up and knitting on them, I procrastinated and avoided them. I thought about trying different needles but the idea didn't excite me right then. So, I took the plunge and frogged. I feel better for it too.

Souvenir yarn… Artfiber: Tsuki turquoise #10. bought in 2011 on a trip to San Francisco….at Artfiber. cast on immediately and knit 2" Fast forward….2019. Look what I found. Tsuki is a mohair/silk blend which combines for the lushest, softest, loveliest fiber ever.

5 weeks of knitting season We are five weeks in to the Knitting Season Club - a three month exploration of creative making, following a format that's a little different to previous clubs, with weekly essays and creative assignments as well as the usual collection of new patterns.

Photoshoot…. I just finished a photoshoot for my mom. I'm actually feeling just a tad piqued. After my last post….I had a really bad fall outside. Dad had to pick me up; I was crying, and I sort of messed all over myself. When Daddy brought me inside….I messed all over myself again.

Cosy Tea Love This colourful Fair Isle design features panels of hearts and little houses inspired by a croft house on the west coast of Scotland. The Home Sweet Home Tea Cosy pattern includes a knitting chart to make it with 11 pastel colours of Jamieson's of Shetland dk yarn and is knitted in the round.

Free Pattern! Moss Stitch Cowl knitted in Cygnet Seriously Chunky Metallics Knitted in Cygnet Seriously Chunky Metallics. You'll need the following materials for this pattern:. Download the free pattern by clicking here.

New patterns using gorgeous Mrs Moon yarns ~ and a great giveaway on Instagram! We're so excited about all the wonderful new patterns that use Mrs Moon yarn! A favourite at Loop, the different bases from Mrs Moon are all super soft and wonderful to work with and the bright, beautiful colour palette always makes us happy. We have the Plump, the Pudding, and an amazing kit that includes Plump DK.

New shawl pattern and video series! I am so excited to introduce my newest shawl pattern with you! It's available on both Ravelry and! I am offering an introductory discount, so be sure to use coupon code GEM at checkout through Friday, February 8 to receive 15% off! Offer will end at midnight CT.

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