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Being New & Cultivating Community

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This post has been sitting in my unschedule post list for nearly a year now. I didn’t feel it was quite ready. My thoughts and to a certain extent my community was incomplete. I’ve been thinking quite a bit about being new. It’s hard putting yourself out there meeting new people, at least for me. But […]

Posted on August 14, 2016 Read More »

FO Friday | Mini Makes

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There’s been a bunch baby bits being made up here alongside my larger projects. They’ve been a welcome break to the sometimes overwhelming feeling that takes over when working on an adult garment. You know, that feeling of “Are we there yet!” I’ve made a few Fast Baby Mittens, Garter Ear Flap Hat  & some Chansons Mignons for […]

Posted on August 5, 2016 Read More »

WIP Wednesday | Dark & Strong Socks

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I picked up C.C. Almon’s sock book at Edinburgh Yarn festival. I love it. The pattern difficulty is measured in how many cups of coffee you need to get the brain going. Also each pattern is written for top down & toe up so either you work how you please or you get to experiment […]

Posted on August 3, 2016 Read More »

FO Friday | Lots & Lots of Beyond Puerperium

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I’ve recently put buttons on on the final Beyond Puerperium and the other gifted should have arrived to  fellow knitty momma to be. So it’s safe to put my BP’s on display. From top left clockwise is a 0-3m size in John Arbon Knit by Numbers KBN27, 0-3m in Drops Nepal Dark Gray, and 6-12m in Cascade Superwash Lake […]

Posted on July 29, 2016 Read More »

WIP Wednesday |Blackcurrant Shawl

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Hello! Long time no see eh? It’s been a busy time here but things are settling down and we’re in waiting mode for our newest family member. I’ve chipped away at my WIPs so now instead of 12 there’s only 4! That is until the Ravellenic Games start up. Of the four, I’m currently in love […]

Posted on July 27, 2016 Read More »

A Pause for the Restorative Knit

Happy MondayTuesday! I hope you all had a lovely long weekend and got to spend a bit of time with your WIPs. It’s gone a bit crazy here with a couple of new volunteer roles, an impending house purchase (our 1st) and the not long now new human arrival. Less than 9 weeks to go. […]

Posted on May 31, 2016 Read More »

WIP Wednesday | Growing Slowly

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It feels like I’ve been working on the body of this cardi for yonks with no progress. Rationally, I know this isn’t the case. Also my tape measure insists that the centimetres are mounting up and I’m only 3-5cm away from picking up the band stitches! Because the body portion is so big and at times super […]

Posted on March 23, 2016 Read More »

EYF Bound!!

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Edinburgh Yarn Fest Baby!!! The excitement has totally set in. So seriously excited, I packed on Tuesday to be sure there would be enough room in my suitcase (half of it) for any and all treasures I return with. I’d like to take my cardi with me but know it’s too bulky now for travelling. While I’m […]

Posted on March 18, 2016 Read More »

WIP Wednesday | A Slower Making Year

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Late last year I took stock of my crochet and knit items along with my stash. It was a color stock take rather than quantity because I realized, I didn’t wear many of my makes. It’s not that they aren’t lovely, more that I (impulsively also probably yarn fumes were involved) chose yarn colors that made me […]

Posted on March 16, 2016 Read More »

FO Friday | Little Trees Vest

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I enjoyed making the Puerperium cardigan so much that I figured I’d give another small garment a go. Little Trees was in my Rav queue for some time now and after a cardigan this was a super simple relaxing knit. Despite making a design feature in one of the shoulders, I’m happy with how it turned out. It’s […]

Posted on March 11, 2016 Read More »

Making Morning

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The weather was foul outside this morning so the toddler and I decided to have a making morning. First we made up a loaf of seedy bread. No. Not that kind of seedy. The pumpkin and sunflower kind. It’s a recipe that my lovely friend Steph gave me years ago and a perfect partner to a […]

Posted on March 9, 2016 Read More »

So Long Lurgy

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Heya! Nope I didn’t fall down a rabbit hole, just a lurgy hole. We have all been sick in one form or the other. When we thought we were well, something else came along to take us down a notch. However, I think it’s safe to say we are over the worst bit (I hope.). It’s […]

Posted on March 7, 2016 Read More »

Hibernation / Convalescence

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As my Christmas holiday luck would have it, I put my back out 2 weeks before Christmas. Many things were planned, many things didn’t happen, but that’s ok. The internet saved the day for gifts not yet gotten and the other half looked after anything that required a mobile human. The little one’s creche lent a hand […]

Posted on January 4, 2016 Read More »

Last Night of Dinovember

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This evening is the last night for dinosaur adventures. They’ve kindly broken form and co me out during the day for little photo before heading back to bed. We’ve had a lot of fun here exercising our creative muscles to help the dinos find new adventures each evening. Some nights it was just plain tough, especially […]

Posted on November 30, 2015 Read More »

FO Friday| Diagonal Blanket

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Happy Friday! This is the blanket that sparked the little cardigan from last week. I set out to make a lovely wave border but the math didn’t work out. Oh well, will just have to make another one. I’ve amended the start as the pattern didn’t give a pronounce corner at the start that matched […]

Posted on November 27, 2015 Read More »

Wordless Wednesday |Seaside

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Posted on November 25, 2015 Read More »