KnitBritish Survey – What’s to come

June 23, 2016 |  by  |  7 Comments

One of the things I wanted to do with the survey was to put forward a few of the ideas and suggestions I have received from you over the last wee while and gauge opinion on them. You may remember that my word for 2016 is momentum and it was with that in mind that I set out some of your suggestions.

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KnitBritish Survey Feedback

June 17, 2016 |  by

Thank you so very much to all of you who took part in the KnitBritish survey – I am very appreciative of the time you took to do it and the feedback you gave me. Let’s have look at a sample of the feedback.

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#BookofHapsalong – Which hap?

June 13, 2016 |  by  |  4 Comments

The one thing that most of you know is that you want to knit ALL the haps in Kate Davies’ The Book of Haps. Deciding on which one to cast on first is the tricky thing and then the next question is, which yarn?!

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Hapalong Part II - The Book of Haps

Hapalong Part II – The Book of Haps

June 12, 2016 |  by  |  4 Comments

Announcing the return of the hapalong. I’ve been thinking since the last hapalong that there should be a little celebration of this book with another KAL. The fact that the hapalong is mentioned in the book means that your own hap projects have been saluted too and that is definitely worth casting on another hap, isn’t it? 

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Yarn Road Test: Phileas Yarns Wanderlust BFL

Yarn Road Test: Phileas Yarns Wanderlust BFL

June 9, 2016 |  by  |  No Comments

I have been playing with some incredible yarn recently and it is time to share it with you! If you follow me on instagram you may have seen me showing off my swatch of Phileas Yarns Wanderlust BFL recently.

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episode 61 - Inspirations and stories

episode 61 – Inspirations and stories

May 31, 2016 |  by  |  3 Comments

This week I am hearing all about inspiration and how it can tell amazing stories in colour and design. Karie Westermann is here to talk about the catalysts behind This Thing of Paper and how her love of books and manuscripts is being translated into her new designs for the book. Sylvie, of Phileas Yarns, popped over to talk about how her travel memories are dyed into colourways on sumptuous yarn bases. Get your cuppa and listen via the player below!

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reasons to be cheerful - books books BOOKS!

reasons to be cheerful – books books BOOKS!

May 25, 2016 |  by  |  2 Comments

There is just so much happiness happening in the knitty booky world. I feel the need to spread the cheer a bit.

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episode 60 - a hobby that got a bit out of hand

episode 60 – a hobby that got a bit out of hand

May 20, 2016 |  by  |  4 Comments

Joy McMillan, The Knitting Goddess joins me for a chat today and we talk about her life before dyeing, the dye process and the incredible British wool bases that she loves to create with and exciting tidbits about new yarns!!

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