How to brighten up a dull or dark Yarn

wendy wisp

A while ago I bought a job lot of Wendy Wisp featherlight chunky yarn. Sadly this lovely yarn, which is 89% acrylic and 11% polyester is now discontinued. This yarn has a “bobble” effect and it knits up beautifully in plain garter stitch. And although thick and chunky, it is indeed featherlight with a soft brushed…

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Self Patterning Yarns

self patterning fingerless gloves

Self patterning yarns are amazing to work with as they produce a striped or fair isle effect when one knits in plain stocking stitch. I bought some lovely Knitcol Trends yarns recently and started to make some fingerless gloves. By the way, this Knitcol yarn is 100% pure merino wool, and can be machine washed on the gentle cycle…

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Colourful iPhone or mobile phone sock

phone sock

I recently got a new mobile phone to replace my trusty HTC which was pretty well worn after 3 years use.  It’s a Samsung smartphone so it has a touchscreen and because it was so new and shiny and smart, I thought I best get myself sorted for a cover to help protect the screen…

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Knitting is for all ages

Daniel knitting

One of the fastest growing trends today is teenagers learning to knit.  While the word “knitting” used to make you think of grandma sitting in her rocker knitting a baby blanket for some distant relative, this is just not the case anymore.  Today, millions of teens and young adults everywhere are learning to knit.  And,…

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Three generations of knitters

knitting together

During the second quarter of 2017, I had been producing video tutorials for the Knitwits club on how to make various knitting stitches, and decided it was high time I tested them out with friends and family to check that they were clear and easy to use. What better opportunity than a visit from my nephew?!…

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