Ask for what you want

This is something I have been saying for quite some time. I love this Madonna quote and I believe if you get it straight in your mind what you want you can achieve anything you wish.

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I have been wanting to change my website for a while now. So I asked someone whose website I admired and they told me how to do it. So simple! I now have a new website with my etsy shop items imported into it, so easy to manage and update. New website

I have added lots more stitch markers and beautiful unique yarns.

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We have also celebrated both my son’s birthdays since I wrote my last blog post. My youngest son was 8 years old and my eldest son was 14 years old.  How time flies!

We also added an addition to the family.  Meet Rolo. He is a 8 week Chihuahua and so adorable. The children love them and the early mornings are so worth it to have them.

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Of course there has been lots of knitting going on too. I am knitting a chunky knit cardigan for a commission.  I still have two pairs of socks on the go.  Big thanks to @lizmakesit my friend on Twitter encouraging me with the socks and offering hugs on any bad days I have.

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Mummy Misfit and more

I have always enjoyed reading, as a child I would sit for hours escaping into the world of a book.  I loved classic books such as Anne of green gables, Narnia and so many others. I have a kindle now for my many books but this doesn’t replace my book shelf with many classics that will always remain favourites with me.

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Since being on Twitter I was introduced to a lovely lady who was an author called Amanda Egan @mummy_misfit I started tweeting her and wanted to read her first book which was Diary of a Mummy Misfit.

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It sounded great and as a Mum myself with a little boy and could associate with a lot of the story line.  Well who couldn’t if you are a parent and wait at the school gates no matter what school. I won’t tell you too much as I would ruin the book for you.  This book had me hooked from the very start. I love the style of writing Amanda uses.  I couldn’t wait to finish this book but was sad when I had.

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Of course I had to buy the next one! The Darker Side of mummy misfit was the sequel. This one wasn’t as light hearted as the first as you probably realised from the title.  This book was as addictive as the first and I would highly recommend them both to anyone.

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Over Christmas I bought Christmas Deliverence by Amanda Egan. I wanted something to read over the holiday period and this book was great. So heart warming and after a few pages wanted to know more about each character.

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I can’t express how much I love Amanda’s books.  After a while of not reading so much and not having time to read. I have once again found my reading bug since finding out about this great author. I have many more of her books that I am reading now which includes stilettos and stubble.  Yes I am engrossed in the book already.

My joy for reading has returned and I would love to know if any of you make time now for reading?

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where to buy Amanda Egan’s books

Mummy Misfit Blog

Hand dyed yarns

I have been quite busy the last week dyeing yarns, knitting and looking after my family.

I love hand dyeing yarns and seeing the colour combinations I can come up with. All of my yarns are one off unique skeins.
The first ones my son named galaxy, perfect for socks as these skeins are matching.

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The next hand dyed yarn is called menace as the colours are red and black.

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I’ve also made some stitch markers in the last week. My favourite are these Jack skellington ones.

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I’ve also been doing some test knitting this week and decided to knit a grey throw for my living room which is going to take me ages but I’m enjoying it…..so far

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Will post a free pattern for the throw when I’ve finished it.

Let me know if you would like any particular tutorial or blog post.

where you can buy the yarn and stitch markers