Why I knit socks

The knitters that I know tend to fall into two discrete camps –  those, like me who are addicted to knitting socks and can’t resist new sock yarn (even though they’ve got a large stash at home) and those who aren’t. This latter group say things like ‘oh, I couldn’t be bothered to knit socks

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Welcome to the World

The latest Knit ‘n’ Caboodle knitting kit is inspired by one of my favourite novels: “Welcome to the World, Baby Girl” by Fannie Flagg. The novel features Dena Nordstrom, a popular newscaster in 1970s America, who falls ill and returns to her home town of Elmwood Springs, Missouri, to be looked after by Aunt Elmer. Wonderful

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The yoke’s on me…..

Sorry for the dreadful pun in the title but, having finally reached the start of the yoke on the’Killing’ sweater, I just couldn’t resist. This has been my first large project for a while as knitting socks and mittens has taken over my life in recent months. I have to say that I’m relishing the challenge

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Killing in progress

Progress on the ‘Killing’ sweater was slower than expected yesterday due to the last minute confirmation that the book group would be meeting at my house (we’d held off making a decision until we were sure that it wouldn’t snow). Whoever hosts gets to choose the next book so I had some speedy research to do.

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Tempted by the sunshine

I was driving back from posting orders this afternoon (it’s a six mile round trip as the post office in the village is only open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday) – and I was struck by the beauty of the countryside in the last afternoon sunshine. So, as soon as I’d parked I went out again

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Making a Killing

Hi Folks, sorry that I’ve not blogged for a while – I just don’t know where the time goes. I do know that there never seems to be enough time to knit – but still, I’m grateful that I can manage to do some knitting almost every day. I’m particularly excited about my latest project

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Le perfect weekend

Every month the ‘How to Spend It’ magazine in the Financial Times has a feature called ‘The Perfect Weekend’. For me, last weekend would be a strong contender. I was fortunate enough to be in Nice, the sun was shining and it was relatively warm. Strolling around the streets of the Old Town was simply delightful. It

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Back to a virtual world

Well, it’s now back to a virtual world after four exciting days at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Harrogate (well, five if you count the set-up day). It was such fun to meet so many lovely people – and to put faces to our online customers who dropped by to say hello. Setting up the

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