christmas preparations

dear diary, It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… The festive preparations are well under way around here at Made with Loops, and I am loving every minute of it. To me there is nothing more exciting than Christmas time…getting all the decorations down from the loft… …and lovingly…

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the shawl of many colours

dear diary, a couple of months ago my ‘little’ sister came to visit. She lives in Germany (as does all my family), and we therefore don’t see each other anywhere near enough. We both like many of the same things: crochet, knitting, sewing and crafting, as well as cooking and…

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Lola Loops – Six small things for Spring & Summer

dear diary, Finally, after many weeks of sketching, mathematical work-outs, lamenting about yarn choices, knitting all the items, writing (and testing) patterns and a fun photo shoot, Lola Loops for Spring & Summer 2013 is ready. Just like the first, this second Lola Loops book has been a true labour…

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Fyberspates and Rügen Shawl

dear diary, About three month’s ago I finished work on my Rügen shawl and even if I say so myself, I was (and am) very proud of the way it has turned out. Inspired by the German Baltic Island of the same name, this large wing-shaped shawl is achievable by…

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Norfolk Shawl

dear diary… let me introduce you to my latest design, the Norfolk Shawl. This crescent shaped shawl was inspired by the Lavender and Wheat fields of Norfolk, gently swaying in the wind blowing  from the North Sea. I have always loved Norfolk, the vast open spaces with large fields of crops growing, interspersed…

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