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It was lovely to get some spinning time in after Christmas. But this time I wanted to try something different. I knew I wanted to have more control of colour order, but have never quite mastered Navajo plying. So the creation of fauxlags (fake rolags) seemed to be a good option to try. Using commercially [...]

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Dyeing to Unwind gite retreat 2012 – the review

Just back from France following a splendid few days on the Dyeing to Unwind gite retreat in the Lot region and a better time, we could not have hoped for. It was the most fantastic week filled with lots of knitting, laughter, great food and wine, teaching and watching ideas develop with the best bunch [...]

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A new season

Shiny new shoes and shiny new yarn colours! That means it must be back to school and back into the old routine. Not that I stopped working, dyeing, knitting over the summer holiday, except for one blissful week away in the sunshine. It’s just that I haven’t had a moment to write about it all [...]

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I Knit Weekender

What a fabulous weekend with so many fabulous people. A huge thanks to Alabama Whirly and Kiknits for all their help and great company. Just some photos today – or I’ll get shouted at as supposed to be resting. Alabama Whirly showing off our wares Rockpool Candy and me Alabama Whirly, MyTarPit (aka Mr Rockpool) [...]

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Normal service will be resumed shortly

This week, I have been under the weather, and missed two whole days of Skein Queenery. Club packages will be sent out tomorrow and Friday and I’m still on track for the shop update for Tuesday next week. Photos of Ivy League vest progress and finished Cloud Nine socks to follow.

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Fiddly fingers and Who do you think you are?

First of all, thanks so much to everyone on Ravelry and Facebook for all your get well wishes. I’m sure all the good vibes must be reaching me as I’m feeling a bit better this afternoon – at least my fatigue not quite so extreme and my achy joints not quite so achy – now [...]

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Pardon Me (I Didn’t Knit That For You)

If you’ve got 3 minutes 15 seconds, watch this.

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The Chevron scarf is OTN!

At last. I’m enjoying this so far (probably one of the rare few – still giggle inwardly when I think of the Lime and Violet podcast where Lime said she was knitting the Chevron scarf and Violet replied “Oh, I’m sorry”). It’s got great tv watching knitability in this pattern. I opted for STR Sherbet [...]

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Year One reading book

This tickled me. Skein Princess brought back this reading book for homework last week. Bet you want to find out what happened next… Suffice to say, the scarf helped rescue a boy who ventured out onto a frozen pond. Have to say, “knitting” is quite a tricky word to read for a little one.

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I got mine!

Yay! I got my Ravelry invite this morning. (She does a victory dance in the style of an Egyptian!) Now I’ve just got to get some time to figure it out – have managed my profile so far, and included my favourite curse word?! Now have to work out how to register as a Yarnie. [...]

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