A short hiatus

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This blog is going to have a holiday for a few weeks, but it will be back before the end of August when it becomes part of my shiny new website! I’m currently working on the website but as well as the blog it will also include a pattern store, photo tutorials and more information about some of the other knitting/technical services I can offer.

So I hope you all have a wonderful summer, mine looks like it will mostly involve wrangling small children and html!

 

 

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Little Knitting

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The sun has finally arrived and it is getting warmer here, and for some reason as soon as it gets to late spring / early summer all my knitting ideas seem to be baby related. I have no idea why this is but baby items are pretty good summer knitting projects as they are usually quite small so you don’t end up with a pile of knitting on your lap boiling your knees!

I’m quite lucky in that I do have recipients for any baby knitting, my nephew and niece are 9 months old, and I’m hoping that if I do come up with any new designs they’ll be willing models. At the moment all my new ideas seem to be for little dresses, as you can possibly see from the pic I took of my current sketchpad, I need to have a think about some more boy appropriate items too.

If you too are thinking about knitting baby clothes I do already have a few patterns, including Tigs which you can see below, or you can view all of my patterns here. Oh and there will be a couple of baby additions to my pattern catalogue in the next few weeks, I just need to get some photos take.

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Too hot to knit?

Is it ever too hot to knit? It’s rather warm here today and apparently tomorrow it could reach 32c (90f) which is definitely rather hot in my opinion! I suppose it depends on what you’re knitting as to weather it is too hot, a fine lace shawl is probably a much better summer project than a bulky weight sweater.

I am about to start a new knitting project in this yarn…

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Rather festive looking don’t you think? Yep thats right on the hottest day of the year so far I am about to start knitting Christmas baubles! Oh and no I’m not that super efficient and organized, these are for a magazine so I have to get them sent off by August.

So I guess it’s time to make iced lemonade, drag the fan downstairs and convince myself that it’s not really that hot, because knitting keeps me sane and I don’t want to have a summer interlude.