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Tour de France KAL underway – more prizes!

We are now 2 days into the Tour de France and my annual KAL. I’ve sent out one pattern correction (sorry about that), and I need to tell you about some wonderful new prizes that have arrived. Details for how … Continue reading

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Marie Curie KAL Prizes

Last week I introduced the Marie Curie shawl, the subject of my Tour de France KAL this year. Now it’s time for the prizes! I’ve updated my Ravelry rules/prizes thread with pictures of the prizes that I’ve got/chosen so far, … Continue reading

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Tour de France KAL: Marie Curie shawl

As I mentioned before, the Tour de France is coming in July, and I’m going to be running my 9th annual Tour de France Knit Along (TdF KAL) at that time. Starting on July 7th and running until July 29th, … Continue reading

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More preparation: Festival Twist!

So last time I talked about preparation for the Tour de France KAL (pictures to come soon). Another load of preparation on my plate is for this August’s Festival Twist. I’m teaching 3 courses at Twist, and I’m putting the finishing … Continue reading

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Tour de France preparation: inspiration

July 2018 will mark my 9th year of running a Knit Along (KAL) during the Tour de France. It all started out in 2010 with the Eiffel Tower Shawl, and every year since I’ve created a new shawl pattern inspired … Continue reading

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Knitting adventures with Lucy

I’ve been posting rather sporadically. Sometimes I haven’t had time, and sometimes I haven’t had much to say. Now I feel like I’ve stored it all up and I’ve got too much to say at once! I’ve been busy at … Continue reading

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New inspirations: the Staffordshire Hoard

Just over a year ago I started listening to a new-to-me podcast on my way to work: The British History Podcast. My commute was at least half an hour in the morning, sometimes over an hour on the crappy snowy … Continue reading

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New year, new pattern: Cowl Necklace

So I really meant to blog last December, honestly I did. I went from a fabulous 5 day knitting retreat in early November to holiday preparation. Then I had the brilliant idea of doing an Advent Ornament KALendar. While it … Continue reading

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Indie Design Giftalong – part 4 of 4

Continuing on from part 3, here’s the last set of my favourite designs available for 25% off in this year’s Ravelry Indie Design Giftalong. Golden Valley by Bonnie Sennott Spring in Her Path by Mary Annarella Elan Hat by Triona Murphy Gnomeland Security by … Continue reading

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Indie Design Giftalong – part 3 of 4

Continuing on from part 2, here’s the 3rd set of 12 patterns that caught my eye in this year’s Indie Design Giftalong. They’re on sale on Ravelry with code giftalong2017 until the end of day (Eastern time zone) on Nov. … Continue reading

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