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Five essential tools no knitter should be without

Two weeks ago I wrote about my knitting tool bag. This got me thinking. What items are actually absolutely essential for a knitter? I set myself the challenge of picking the five tools I absolutely could not be without. 

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WIP Wednesday

If you follow any craft blogs at all, you’re probably familiar with the concept of WIP Wednesday. But if you’re not, WIP stands for Work In Progress. For some reason, it’s a thing craft bloggers do, showcasing the projects they’re working on on Wednesdays. I don’t know where it started, and who originally came up...

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Knitting News 14 April 2014 – #ANDknitting

The knitting world has been set ablaze by the controversy sparked by this article in the Guardian. It’s a shoddily researched, lazy piece of journalism, which seems really confused about the point it’s actually trying to make. Actually, it doesn’t start off that bad. It proclaims that knitting was, traditionally, considered a...

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Easily chart your knitting patterns for free with Chart Minder

As I’m working on the publishable version of the pattern for Bap, I was looking into ways to create a simple chart. There’s a few options available. For one, there’s some commercial software packages available. Stitchmastery and Intwined Pattern Studio appear to be the popular options. These are expensive though, and really overkill...

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Knit a bunny for Easter (or some chicks, eggs, flowers or leaves)

Less then two weeks ’till Easter Sunday now (which, incidentally, also happens to be my birthday this year!). Aside from a religious holiday, to me, Easter has always been a celebration of Spring as well. One way or another, it’s a celebration of (new) life. For that reason, I feel...

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My Knitting Tool Bag

A lot of knitting bloggers are sharing their project bags at the moment, so I’m jumping on the bandwagon and showing you how I organise my knitting related bits and bobs.

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Hot on the Needles – What to knit in April 2014

Image: Escapology Socks, © enk Felt Messenger Bag, © enk Flaming Hat, © Lady in Yarn Looking back, © Tuulia Salmela KC, © h-e-l-i Shire Aran, © GlennaC La Primavera Indosso, © Natascia sartini Noe Valley Sweater, © Katherine Lee Oranje, © Ann Weaver Spring is here. The daffodils are...

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Knitting News – 31 March 2014 – Knitting for health

The last day of March already, where has the month gone. We’re well into Spring now. The clocks changed to summer time here yesterday, so the evenings are brighter. More knitting time, I say! Here’s this week’s news, and don’t forget you can follow me on twitter to get the...

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Traveling Woman

Last spring I found myself with two skeins of Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace. It’s a yarn I love, soft, high quality, yet very affordable and in tons of colours; mine was in a lovely grey. They were meant for a crochet project that I eventually just had to give up...