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Some things just simply don't need to change…. I've spent a lot of time with my camera and with photoshop and with my computer these past few months. For some strange reason, I was under the impression that all those hours would have made me more adept at messing around and changing the appearance of my blog.

Day 7: Christmas decorations Today I have been busy making little helmet with paper mache for a little theater play the cats have been busy rehearsing. They decided to make a Christmas play and have involved me in the making of the costumes. Even though the costumes are quite tiny, it is taking a lot of time, way more than I anticipated.

Want To Win Some Loveliness? Lately I've been thinking, there's not enough yarn in your life… or yarn-related paraphernalia for that matter. Please forgive me for pointing this out so bluntly but you really need more yarn. I mentioned this fact to the marvellous Suzie at It's A Stitch Up, because she knows a thing or two about yarn if anyone does, and she was horrified.

The 12 days of Christmas… My Christmas making is often done right in the middle of summer. This causes absolute hilarity if I am caught designing by my friends. The simple fact is that in order to be photographed for magazines I need to finish the actual items in about July. Over the years I have made stockings, angels and mug cozies…all in the warmest weather.

Day 6: Happy Independece Day Finland! In the middle of the darkest time of the year, we celebrate our independence. There are a few traditions, but one of them is that all over Finland, from 1800-1900 candles are being lit on the windowsills. And of course, my silly little creatures, follow this tradition and have candles lit.

Christmas Presents 6th December 🎄 Cherry Heart's Christmas Presents 🎄Picture Perfect FramesSpecial Christmas Offer✨ Free download! ✨ You don't need to rush for this one, it's going to stay completely free!

Christmas gifts for darning, embroidery and haberdashery lovers Well, December is upon us! This gift giving season we want to help you pick out thoughtful and beautiful gifts for your loved ones, so over the next few weeks we'll be posting some great gift round-ups.

Episode 40: The Sweater Experience If you were ever interested in my older knitting projects, this is the episode for you. Your hunger for details will now be satiated to the point of turning into gluttonous nausea. 117 sweaters / upper body garments may be overkill. This is my sweater knitting history.

Day 5: my Advent Calendar Early already, drove off to town and spent most of the day there. I had a list of things to do and it took longer than I anticipated, but most of it got done. What a joy to return home, meet the furry ones, put up feet, drink good tea, enjoy the twinkle of the fairy lights in this otherwise dark night.

Hello, my name is Shira I think you met me earlier in the week. My mom is indisposed at the moment, so I thought I'd jump in here and really introduce myself. Getting here today wasn't easy. Our password went kafluzzy. Our blog site is all messed up. And I don't really know what I'm doing.

Last Minute Knitted Gifts Little Hen sent me a copy of her Nordic Christmas Mice knitting pattern to try out. They are deceptively easy and quick to knit, perfect for last minute gifts. The pattern gives detailed instructions for three mice, each has a different Nordic inspired jumper.

Granny Blanket This Granny Blanket, a free pattern by Purl Soho, is my first ever crochet project. I found the instructions to be beginner friendly. While the colors and materials of the original blanket are gorgeous, the over $140 USD in yarn for my first crochet project didn't seem right at first.

Day 4: Crochet and cross stitch Thank you for being here for the day 4 th. Little more about the blankets… I love Sandra of the Cherry Heart blog and podcast….

Day 3: old blankets Last December and January for a while I was at a loss what to do… Lots of yarns and fabrics and pens and paper, and really all kinds of stuff to do, to make something, and not a clue just what to make.

It's all OK. It's been more than a while. Weeks? Months? Long enough, I'm sure, to find that there is no longer anyone in this space but me. That's OK. I talk to myself a lot. For anyone who trips into this space by mistake, let me fill you in. It used to be a knitting blog.

Christmas Presents - 3rd December If you are having trouble, you can leave your comment here instead. Labels: #cherryheartschristmaspresents Baby Cherry Heart's Christmas Presents Crochet Patterns Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment! I read and appreciate every single one and if you leave your details, I'll try to reply too!

Day 2: blanket I tried to prepare myself well for December and for the days leading up to the celebration… but when I looked at the date in the morning, 2nd of December, I felt choked for a bit. November seems such a long month, it drags along and never seems to end, and once December begins to roll, it seems to fly by.

Ivana Headband You can watch the vlog that relates to this by clicking here. Materials: Corona with a 5mm hook. Or, a mix of plies to around 22 plies with a 6mm hook. Gauge: Genuinely doesn't matter. It needs to be a little stiff to hold it's shape. But around 3 stitches and 2.5 rows in 1 inch in half treble.

December! "The quiet transition from autumn to winter is not a bad time at all. It's a time for protecting and securing things and for making sure you've got in as many supplies as you can.

Mystery Baby Blanket Club 2019: post 4, December We are now embarking on the fourth instalment of the project, which means we are over halfway through, with just three instalments to come after this. You can most probably see from the piecing diagrams where the design is going now.

Podcast 79 - with Betsy Makes! Cherry Heart Podcast 89: In which I'm joined by my beautiful friend Sam of Betsy Makes and we share what we've been making and our Nottingham Yarn Expo Haul.

Garter Tab Cast-on Tutorial With the re-release of Halimede, a classic top-down shallow triangular shawl with pretty panels of feather and fan, we thought it would be a good time for a tutorial on the garter tab cast-on.

Autumnal beauty from Sophie Digard New Autumn Winter scarves and wraps from Sophie Digard are arriving at Loop. We are so in love with these new designs and colour palettes; this week we are highlighting their beauty. We have loved Sophie's work for a long time, and are proud of the large collection that we receive each year.

Repetition Hello and sorry to have been absent for most of November. Things with Toby have been a bit intense and we're not quite sure why he's finding life hard at the moment, but it is taking lots of energy to keep him happy, relaxed and occupied.

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