Frankie’s Blankie: a great project for 2018

The fact that I have got several works-in-progress on my needles and hooks hasn’t stopped me embarking on another year-long project. This one is a lovely sampler blanket, designed by Frankie Brown. I was initially drawn to the project by its name ‘Frankie’s Blankie’, as my youngest niece is also called Frankie, but on reading

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Taking the temperature

On January 1st I started a year-long project – a Temperature Blanket. The general idea about a temperature blanket is that you knit or crochet a row or square every day to correspond with the day’s temperature. I love colourful crocheted blankets so this seems like a great way to make one that also serves

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Knitting with Yarn Cakes

Yarn cakes are everywhere these days and are a great way to see all the colours in a variegated yarn – with balls wound in the traditional way you can often only see some of the shades and it can be difficult to see how long between colour changes. Wool Zone now stocks two yarn

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Sampler Time

Isn’t it strange how sometimes your projects take on a similar theme? My theme this week is sampling different stitches. Last week I wanted to start a stash-busting project and was delighted to find the Peeping Cowl, designed by Joji Locatelli, on Ravelry.  It is a lovely deep cowl, knitted in 4 shades of fingering weight yarn and combines

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