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Malabrigo Is Your Friend

You will notice a theme over the next few days, and that theme is embodied by Malabrigo Worsted. In the final run-up to Christmas we’ll be focusing on yarns whose irresistible squishy softness will sooth your frazzled soul and knit … Continue reading

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Think Big

I’m hoping that you haven’t noticed that this should have been posted yesterday. Four days in and I’m already falling behind; this doesn’t bode well… But to make up for it, there will be two postings today to allow me … Continue reading

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More Comfort Knitting

It is freezing, and I mean that quite literally – when I woke up this morning it was 0°C. Thankfully, I have a wardrobe full of wool that laughs in the face of frostbite (insert evil genius Mwhhhhaaa-haa-haa-ha cackling here). … Continue reading

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Episode 102: Knights of the Round Table

This week it’s the return of the Sheep’s film review, as we follow the gallant adventures and complicated love triangle of Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in First Knight. We then have further heroics from the crafty folk saving the world … Continue reading

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Episode 77: Shawl Madness

The podcast returns with a look at our ongoing love affair with shawls. Plus we review the latest Interweave and Berroco patterns and discover facial hair that even the Sheep can’t quite embrace. Shawls: Traveling Woman, Ishbel, Annis, Damson, Damask, … Continue reading

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Damson Dust

A humble, dusty shade of grey is brought to life in Yet Another Shawl. I’m starting to think I may have a problem… In my defense, I wear a scarf of some sort every day, so having several to choose … Continue reading

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Traveling Woman

My love affair with shawls continues, in this case with the Traveling Woman pattern. The yarn is the beautiful Wellington Sock Yarn from The Thylacine; A jeweled sock yarn made from superwash merino with 25% nylon, which gives it a lovely … Continue reading

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Fit for a superhero…

As you may now from the podcast, I’ve been working on Stephen West’s Daybreak shawl: Which still needs blocking but is done in plenty of time for Christmas. But I thought it was the perfect pattern to adapt for a … Continue reading

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Selfish Knitting

Overe here in Hoxton Towers, I am super cosy thanks to these woolly creatures: Yes, as mentioned last week, I have joined the masses and made myself an Ishbel in Malabrigo lace. This is the small version. I read on … Continue reading

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