Plate at The Crown: meeting place for the Charnwood Knitting Group

Charnwood Knitting Group

I’ve been going to a couple of knitting groups for many years – actually both are into their second decades!  The Charnwood knitting group has met in various venues over the years (homes, then Blackberry Yarns in Mountsorrel, then homes again, then the Toby Carvery in Loughborough).  Recently, we have changed both day and venue. […]

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Afternoon Tea


Welcome to those who have followed Being Knitterly from its old location on blogger.  I’m hoping the new location will help me to keep up-to-date writing blog posts, and the new website will make it easier to upload information about patterns and workshops. The last few weeks have been exceptionally busy.  I’ve been finishing some new […]

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Feltings - mobile phone cosies

Makers’ Yard and Makers’ Mart

In my last post I wrote about the St George’s area of Leicester and showed you some of the old warehouses and factory buildings.  Regeneration of this area and its rebranding as ‘The Cultural Quarter’ started around 2000.  A new theatre (Curve) was built, Leicester’s arts cinema (Phoenix) relocated, and the Moderne cinema became the Athena conference centre. Alongside these […]

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The Exchange Building

The Cultural Quarter, Leicester

Recently I visited the Cultural Quarter in Leicester.  Even though I grew up near this city and visited often, this is an area with which I’m not that familiar.  The things I do remember are the Moderne former Odeon cinema and the ‘flat-iron’ corner of The Exchange Building, with its original shop fronts. In its […]

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A Fair Isle pincushion

Fair Isle is Fantastic!

Last weekend I went to Abergavenny to teach some workshops at The Wool Croft.  The Fantastic Fair Isle workshop took place on Saturday and Sunday.  On the Saturday we worked in the exhibition space above The Art Shop; a beautiful 16th century building with original wood and limestone floors, and Victorian shop fittings.  Our intrepid knitters […]

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Independent yarn shop, The Wool Croft in Abergavenny

The Wool Croft in Abergavenny

I’m sure many of us have dreamt about owning a shop full of beautiful yarns, glorious fabrics and happy customers.  Ginevra Croft had that dream and nearly two years ago, she opened The Wool Croft in Abergavenny.  This shop is enticing from the outside, with an attractive window display which allows the inside to be glimpsed. […]

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