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Finally another Vlog

Finally another Vlog

Finally, I’ve got another vlog up on the YouTube channel. I know… it’s been months since the last one. Sometimes I think this blog and the YouTube channel are a little bit cursed. I just start to get into a routine with them and WHAM something happens to disrupt it all.

Celtic Cable Shawls and Kathy’s Knits

Celtic Cable Shawls and Kathy’s Knits

When visiting somewhere you obviously need to find a Local Yarn Shop for a look. That’s how I ended up in Kathy’s Knits in Edinburgh with Celtic Cable Knits by Lucy Hague.

The knitting zombie who just wants to knit…

The knitting zombie who just wants to knit…

Sometimes the most important thing is to just knit, the garment at the end is an added bonus. That’s exactly the case with this Gothic Night Shawl currently on my needles.

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.

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.

Marathon Knit for my Wedding

Marathon Knit for my Wedding

Do you ever get a daft knitting idea?  You know one of those, ‘Oh I’ll just do this… it won’t take long’ types of idea.  Then 5 months later you’re frantically trying to finish by knitting at midnight.  Well I had one of those ideas about 6 months ago.

You know you’re ill when you can’t be bothered to knit!

You know you’re ill when you can’t be bothered to knit!

I don’t know about you, but I need to be really ill to not even want to try and knit.  To add to that I was even refusing cups of tea, which had my other half really worried.  Being ill is never fun.  Anyway I’ve […]

Mara Knits a Podcast – Episode 5 – More Naughty Yarn and a Spinning Rabbit Hole

Mara Knits a Podcast – Episode 5 – More Naughty Yarn and a Spinning Rabbit Hole

Hello and Welcome.  Today I posted Episode 5 of the Podcast up on YouTube after recording it yesterday.  Things are slowly falling into a routine with the Podcast but this is the first time I’ve done them a week apart instead of a fortnight.  I’ll […]

Does your yarn talk to you? I have some that’s very rude.

Does your yarn talk to you? I have some that’s very rude.

Seriously, does your yarn talk to you?  Does it whisper in your ear what it wants to become to fulfil some sort of yarn destiny?  Mine does and sometimes I worry about my sanity.  This silk for example has been chattering non-stop about being a […]