The Humble Facecloth – a free pattern

dear diary, sometimes the simplest things can make us most happy don’t you agree? This can surely be said about items we make our self or hand-made items we receive as gifts. I have received many such hand-made items from friends and family that I treasure far more than expensive…

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Eureka Moments

dear diary, You know that feeling you get, when after weeks of research, trials and tribulations things suddenly make sense and fall into place. Well, I had just such a feeling a couple of days ago when I finally managed to find a way to add a purchasing button to…

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The Knit Studio – Workshop

Dear diary, On Saturday at lunchtime I got on a train and travelled to Newcastle upon Tyne to teach a workshop on Continental Knitting at my dear friend Anne’s yarn shop. I don’t think that the term Yarn shop is quite right for this amazing Alladin’s cave of yarns, fabrics,…

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Colour Affection – my take!

dear diary, having just finished my latest design, the Rügen Shawl, I needed a rest from mathematical formulars, tension squares and lace samples. I remembered Angelika, a German friend of mine, wearing a lovely shawl at Wollfest in Backnang and writing down the name of the design on a piece…

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Afghan Half Way Stage

dear diary, Hurrah!!!! We are half way there (well some of us are!). Yesterday we had our monthly Afghan Knit-along meeting at lovely Fibre and Clay in Knutsford. You might remember, we started this ‘loopy’ knit-along way back in February giving out two new square patterns per month. The blanket will…

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