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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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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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Sibling socks - are they twins?

Muddy Socks!

Do you remember trying to mix paint colours as a child?  And how easy it was to produce mud-like colours?  A few weeks ago I started knitting a pair of socks using Noro Kureyon sock yarn (blogged about in “A Tale of Two Yarns“), which I bought because I loved the purples and greens.  A single […]

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Snowtwig wearing a blue and white Fair Isle hat


Sometimes magic really does happen, especially when it snows.  Everywhere looks different covered in white.   Mysterious footprints appear; who are all these visitors you never see? One morning, after snowing all day then freezing all night, a small snowman appeared on top of a car, looking around for his friends.  “It’s a good view […]

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