#houseinorder #gdpr #madewithloops

Dear Friends,

please bear with me as I write this rather dry, but necessary, post about new EU regulations called GDPR coming into effect on the 25 May 2018, when it supersedes the UK Data Protection Act of 1998 (DPA).

So what exactly does GDPR stand for?

Sadly it does not stand for…

“Get Dancing Perfect Rumba” and not even for “Great Day Purl Ribbing”!

Instead it stands for General Data Protection Regulations.

There is an awful lot to read and find out about, but what it means in a nutshell is that the new law brings a 21st century approach to data protection. It expands the rights of individuals to control how their personal data is collected and processed, and places a range of new obligations on organisations to be more accountable for data protection.

As I don’t sell anything from this blog I don’t actually collect any data from you and hold nothing on any files or servers apart from your e-mail address that you signed up with to receive updates for new blog post when I publish them.

You have already been asked to agree to our Cookie Policy – if you are unsure what this means you can read about it by clicking HERE

Today, with plenty of time still to go until the new law comes into effect, I want to give you the opportunity to decide if you still want me to keep your e-mail address on the secure server of my website host.

I hope you will, as I will never disclose them to anyone and, as you know, I don’t bombard you with constant updates either.

If you wish to be removed please send and email to me at heike.gittins@gmail.com and I will make sure that you do not receive any further e-mails from this blog until you decide otherwise and re-subscribe.

To find out more about GDPR please visit the Government website at ICO.org

There it is…boring but necessary post over!

XO.

#wanderlustjumper #einrumyarn #madewithloops

Towards the end of last summer postman Eric dropped off a rather large parcel all the way from Iceland. To my delight it contained many gorgeous colourful balls of Einrum yarn, you can imagine my joy!

#wanderlustjumper #einrumyarn #madewithloops

Designing something using this beautiful yarn had been on my list for a while, now I had no excuse and so I set to work.

A jumper it was going to be, that was obvious from the start. I could see it clearly in my head and before long “Wanderlust” was born.

Wanderlust was inspired by my love of travelling and discovering new places and the jumper is entirely knitted in the round starting with the Yoke and thus travelling around the world. No sewing up at all and finished with an applied I-cord at the neck-line, for which full instructions are given, completes a relaxing knitting experience.

Even if you have never knitted a top-down jumper before, you can easily manage this project, as long as you can knit and purl…you are on your way.

#wanderlustjumper #einrumyarn #madewithloops

The beautiful Einrum+2 Yarn from Iceland, 80% Icelandic Wool/20% Silk, is simply gorgeous to work with. Warm, yet lofty, with just the right amount of drape and a little sheen, makes garments snug and cosy and will see you right though the cooler months of the year. Equally, this jumper will become your go-to for cooler evenings in the summer.

#wanderlustjumper #einrumyarn #madewithloops

The pattern comes with full instructions and is available to download in either English or German from the usual places, with all links in the right hand column of this blog.

The Yarn is available from Claudia at Wollsinn, just click on this link HERE 

I really hope you like it and I would love to hear your thoughts on this, my very first published garment design.

Wish me luck!

X.

 

 

Hello friends, how have you been? I hope you are enjoying summer and making the most of this gorgeous warm weather we are having here in the UK.

Time seems to be flying by and I never seem find enough to write about all that’s been happening lately, so I thought I share some photos of some special moments from the last few weeks with you…

#schwabsburger wollfest #madewithloops.co.ukwork & play at schwabsburger wollfest in germany

#knitted blanket #madewithloops.co.ukkaren’s birthday blanket made by my knitting group

#brugge #madewithloops.co.ukmagical weekend in brugge

#madewithloops.co.ukpainted by ‘my man’ especially for me

#madewithloops.co.uk

festival season with special people

#madewithloops.co.uk

an amazing day with ‘my girl’ at her work place

morning walk with best buddy

Last but by no means least, I have written a guest blog post over at my friend Freddie’s blog. It’s all about my wonderful experience of dyeing my own yarn. If you are interested, you can read it by clicking HERE.

Enjoy!

X.

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