Author Archives: craftyally

Summer knitting

Last summer was so hot that it was impossible to wear any woolly knitted garments. Not a real problem, only a bit boring as I missed wearing my knitted lovelies and really missed knitting. Consequently I had to try out … Continue reading

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Stashbusting – getting creative with Featherweight

                I can hardly believe it is true but after nearly five (5!) years I have finally knitted up the yarn I bought at knitcamp in Stirling the summer of 2010 – with … Continue reading

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Color Affection

Comfort knitting. Miles and miles of garter stitch. Perhaps not the most challenging knitting but easily achieved in front of the telly on those dark and long February evenings. And surprisingly quick. I’m happy with the result. color affection by … Continue reading

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A second featherweight

I never thought I would say this, but I have now completed not one but two cardigans in lace weight yarn. A slightly modified version of the featherweight by Hannah Fettig I knitted for my mum, also in Fyberspates Scrumtious lace (this … Continue reading

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Embroidered baby gifts

I made some embroidered vests for my friend’s baby. To prevent the stitch from pulling and ruining the fabric I ironed interfacing to the back of the vests.   For some embroidery advice hop over to embroidery queen Wendy Gratz’ guest … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Yarn Festival – the overdue blog post

A long overdue blog post about Edinburgh Yarn Festival that came and went quicker than you can say Indiana Jones. If you haven’t already, do check over at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival blog to take a look at our photo … Continue reading

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I’m so pleased to be able to say that the Featherweight I’ve been knitting for my mum is finally finished (blogged here). And she loves it! I think it will be perfect for the slightly cooler summer days or evenings. It’s … Continue reading

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Shop update with a wee Easter special..

We survived Edinburgh Yarn Festival! Did you come? It was incredibly busy, and it was absolutely fabulous to meet so many passionate and knowledgable knitters and wool people right here in Edinburgh. More on that in a separate blog post. … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Yarn Festival

If I’ve been a bit quiet over here lately it’s because I’ve been blogging over here. The Edinburgh Yarn Festival is less than a week away and in the midst of all the hard work I’m really excited to be … Continue reading

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(eventually) Flowing Lines

I have been on a strict yarn diet over the last year. I have pretty much only been using yarn from my stash and haven’t been adding much at all. It’s been very satisfactory to watch the stash reduce and … Continue reading

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