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I’ve never blocked a shawl like this before

I’ve never blocked a shawl like this before

I’m not a big fan of blocking, as in I don’t particularly like doing it, but this shawl was screaming at me that it wanted to be blocked.

Listening to the world and a bit of pyromania

Listening to the world and a bit of pyromania

The weather here in the North East of England is living up to its unpredictable reputation and after a load of sleet, this last weekend it was wonderful blue skies and sunshine. Naturally, we’re forecast snow for next weekend again.

Sometimes it’s ok to just knit.

Sometimes it’s ok to just knit.

Sometimes you just need to knit round and round in circles when your head is foggy with grief.

Free ‘Stripy Hat’ Knitting Pattern

Free ‘Stripy Hat’ Knitting Pattern

FREE knitting pattern for a stripy hat here on the blog and Ravelry.

Best laid plans and all that…

Best laid plans and all that…

You know it’s been a bad week when you’re struggling to do any knitting.

Goodbye Old Friend

Goodbye Old Friend

I’d love to be able to write a beautiful, eloquent and inspirational post right now, but the truth is I’m heart broken and can’t find the words.  So I’ll just leave this photo here instead…

Is it wrong to buy a pannier bag just for your knitting?

Is it wrong to buy a pannier bag just for your knitting?

Surely it’s not wrong to need to a pannier for my bike specifically to carry my knitting, is it?

Making a Teapot Workshop

Making a Teapot Workshop

For my Hen Party last year I went to an art gallery and got all covered in clay. Obviously it was a teapot making workshop…

Yarn Haul, Socks Go Wrong and Treat Yarn – Mara Knits Episode #8

Yarn Haul, Socks Go Wrong and Treat Yarn – Mara Knits Episode #8

I’ve a yarn haul, some socks go wrong, treat yarn and a wip hat in the latest vlog over on YouTube.

Mara Knits Episode 6 – Knitting over the Holidays

Mara Knits Episode 6 – Knitting over the Holidays

Mara Knits Episode 6 is up and I go through my Christmas Holiday Knitting from 2017 and welcome in the New Year 2018.