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Rainbows of Hope So I was surprised and delighted to be approached via Instagram by the lovely Debs with a bright idea to bring rainbows of hope across the globe using the Planet Penny Carnival Bunting pattern. People are making rainbows in all sorts of ways to hang in their windows to bring a message of hope in these strange and difficult times,.

Criss-Cross Stitch The Criss-Cross stitch pattern produces a surprisingly dense, rigid and unyielding fabric. It is a great pattern for pillows and washcloths as well as bags, pillows, or scarves.

Broughton mittens tutorial part 1 The Broughton mittens include an optional flip-top opening which allows you to use your fingers without taking your mittens off. The flip-top opening, and the thumbs, are created using an "afterthought" method, although it's not a true afterthought because we're planning for it.

Aster Flowers Hmm… Why is the lady in the video slipping 2 stitches at the beginning of row two, when the patterns only calls for one slipped stitch? :)ReplyDelete You can cast on edge stitches as much as you wish. In the video, I had added 2 edge stitches.

Glenmore: A knitted sweater design for all bodies Modifications: added 1" / 2.5 cm to body length before ribbing. Ravelry project here. Freda. Yarn: Cyrano in Doré. Ease: 8" / 20cm. Modifications: none. Ravelry project here. Yarn: Cyrano in Cypres. Ease: 10" / 25cm. Modifications: none. Yarn: Cyrano in Genet.

Two color Daisy Two color Daisy stitch is a super fun pattern and isn't so hard – you should try it. Pattern includes written instructions and video tutorial on how to knit Two color Daisy stitch.

Mystery Blanket Club 2020: post 3, April And I would like to begin by saying a big thank you to all the messages of support we have had from our members during the past couple of weeks. In this time of global uncertainty, it is uplifting and inspiring to hear about all your lovely knitting projects and see all the marvellous things you've been creating.

Keep On Yarning Thank you, my fine fibrous friends, for your heartwarming comments in response to the self-care post, including the many from people who are new around here. I started replying to each comment, but they number in the hundreds, and I'm not sure I can write a sensible response to every single one without being prosecuted for child neglect.

Hanami at Home When we got married, Mark and I went to Japan for our Honeymoon. We were so lucky to be able to travel to this amazing place, and fell in love with it immediately. Something which especially spoke to me is the beautiful sense of presence and celebration attending daily life.

Monthly Musings - March A slow start and a furiously busy finish. Coronavirus rears it's ugly head and keeping busy at least keeps my mind occupied.

Swatching for Glenmore The yarn featured in the Glenmore Pattern, which will be released on April 8th, is Cyrano from De Rerum Natura. It's listed as an Aran weight yarn by the manufacturer but is closer to many chunky weights.

The Vintage 'V' Blanket Currently I don't have much thinking space or time to be working on complex crochet patterns. My mind wandered last week, remembering the crafters and makers in the Second World War. They used whatever they could find, whatever could be re-purposed to make their creation.

Colour Moves is published! I want to thank everyone for your comments on yesterday's post. Reading them, I was struck very strongly by the feeling of our all facing exactly the same pressing issue in our disparate regions in the world - an unusual sense of connection, but not one to be ignored.

Colourwork Club: Broughton mittens The final pattern in the Colourwork Club, the Broughton mittens, is now available. All three Colourwork Club patterns are now available for a single low price. I designed this pattern to be a small project that would stretch your colourwork skills and I hope you enjoy it.

Free Pattern! Colour Shift Shawl knitted in Cascade 220 Fingering Knitted in Cascade 220 Fingering. This lovely shawl is knitted with two strands of Cascade 220 Fingering held together. The gentle colour changes are achieved by changing 1 strand of colour at a time. You'll need the following materials for this pattern:.

Coofle This is a very cheerful sweater. And to accompany it, I'm wearing the most cheering pair of shoes I own… Yes, even someone with a dropped foot and appalling balance can gad about in these ridiculous ruby slippers! Back to the sweater, whose name is Coofle: an old Scots word for a puzzle, game or challenge.

We'll see you soon! Hello everyone - this week we're very sad to bring you the news that we have had to close our online shop for the time being. We have the details here and a few lovely bright things to share too. For the safety of the Loop staff and their families, the online shop is having a break for several weeks, which we hope to return from soon.

Podcast 85 Cherry Heart Podcast 85: In which I share what I've managed to get done in these strange times and have a little vloggy footage for you.

Strange Times! My plan is to try and continue keeping Cherry Heart ticking over as well if I can, so hopefully I'll still be able to find a way to podcast and post over the next few weeks, but I'll have to see how things go I guess. And of course, I still absolutely love receiving and reading your messages and comments, especially at the moment.

Diamond Quilt Very beautiful pattern and is not difficult as looks. Follow this written instructions and soon you will be knitting without looking at it.

Announcing the Glenmore sweater knitalong If you're currently looking for a comforting knit that doesn't require huge amounts of attention and a bit of gentle structure please join us for a simple, relaxed sweater knitalong. Our next sweater pattern will be Glenmore, an oversized sweater in cropped and regular lengths featuring a simple but effective textured pattern.

Ripples Shawl Knitting Pattern Keeping busy and a positive mind set is something to be aimed for and never more than during this time of Covid-19. Knitting is something which helps me to stay occupied and focused generally but especially so now. This latest pattern is a shawl which uses a variegated cotton blend yarn with contrast stitches creating ripple effects.

Episode 46: No Worries! This is where I record the eleventh billionth knitting podcast. Powered by Blogger.

I Love My Chickens Yesterday we went for a big walk along the canal to one of my favourite spots, near Theale, but quite a few folk were out and about enjoying the fresh spring air and I confess it left me feeling rather anxious about leaving the house again today. So, instead of going for a Sunday walk, we spent the day in the garden.

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