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Knitted Christmas Decorations

I confess, I always struggle getting my act together for Christmas (or Cmismas, as my toddler calls it). I know people start their Christmas knitting in the summer (or even work on it all year round) but I just can’t manage that. The popularity of last year’s post on quick last minute...

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Introducing: Erebor Shawl

Finished at last. My new design, the Erebor Shawl. Sorry for the terrible pictures, I haven’t had a chance to take any with anything other than my phone, but I wanted to share something anyway. I had hoped to have the Erebor Shawl published by now, but I’ve only just finished...

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English vs Continental knitting

The knitting world is divided into two camps. Those who hold the yarn in their right hand, and those who hold it in the left. Those who throw their yarn and those who pick it. I’m talking about the great divide between English and continental knitters. What’s in a name...

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Android App Review – Knitting & Crochet Buddy

If you’re looking for an android app that allows you to import charts or knitting instructions and highlight the row you’re on, Knitting & Crochet Buddy is probably your best option. Be sure to also check out my other posts on Android Knitting Apps!   The basics The app promises to be an...

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Promotion – Get Tidal Beach Half Price

I doubt anyone’s missed the fact that I recently published my first knitting pattern. For those of you that have purchased the pattern, thank you so much. The launch of a first design of my own was very much nerve wrecking, but it’s been quite successful. Tidal Beach even (briefly)...

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Halloween Knitting Patterns

Halloween is just around the corner. With it’s dressing up and decorations, it’s vibrant colours and silliness, it’s a holiday that combines just perfectly with knitting. Let’s have a look at a bunch of Halloween related knitting patterns. Pumpkins What’s Halloween without a few pumpkins. Not Halloween, that’s for sure!...

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Harry Potter Knitting Patterns

Harry Potter and knitting are a match made in heaven. After all, there’s plenty of knitting references in the Harry Potter books. And there’s plenty more mentions of knitted garments, including hats, socks, scarfs, and of course, the famous Christmas jumpers (sweaters) made by Mrs. Weasly. Mind you, I would argue that you...

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WIP Wednesday – An end to an absence

I’ve not been posting in the last few weeks. Not here, and not really on Twitter/Facebook/etc either. This absence was not planned, and more or less happened by accident. I was on holidays, visiting my family. I hadn’t been back in a year and a half, and my sisters hadn’t...

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Tidal Beach Shawl

It’s finally done. It’s been a learning curve, and it’s taken longer than I expected, but my first knitting design is published now. The test knit was interesting. Although I had the pattern tech edited before hand, my wonderfull test knitters still found a handful of small mistakes. They also...

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Free Knitting Pattern Chart Printable Templates

This is my 100th post! To celebrate, I wanted to do something nice and share something useful with my readers. I’ve noticed that by far my most popular post has been my review of the free online chart creation tool of Chart Minder. I still like this tool, and used...