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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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

Knitting, coffee and plans

I have been so busy with lots of knitting commissions and test knits. But I am here again with another blog post.

The weather has been rainy and a little but miserable so trying to keep positive. Also had a big change home wise but it’s all working out well.

Apart from knitting my other addiction this week has been vanilla latte coffee. Probably the reason why I’ve been whizzing through my work

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Also been dyeing some gorgeous yarns. This one is called galaxy and it is matching so perfect for socks. peggys yarns etsy shop

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One of the socks I’m working on at the moment by Carol feller through the aplayfulday podcast on ravelry. I bought the e book and loving the patterns

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What are you working on? What would you like to read or see on the blog? Let me know in the comments

Organising craft items

I love the start of the new year for organising everything. I don’t like clutter and like things to have their own place in my home.

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I love this idea for using pegs for pieces of yarn you wish to keep. Such a handy idea and looks pretty too.

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Another idea for using up oddments of yarn is to use it on presents. Something I will be doing for birthdays this year.

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If you have any empty tissue boxes left use them to store your yarn in or while you are knitting. You could even decorate the empty boxes yourself.

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Glass jars are excellent for keeping buttons especially if you have lots of different colours that need sorting out. A great visual display on a shelf or desk.

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I have a lot of yarn in my stash, which knitter doesn’t?! These shoe holders are a great idea for storing yarn in 

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Let me know if you have any hints or tips on craft storage too.

Happy New year ideas

I have so many ideas for the new year it’s all very exciting.

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I saw an idea the other day of putting things you wish to achieve into a glass jam jar and then at the end of the year see how many became possible. What a great idea! Something I will be doing

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We don’t usually do much for New year’s eve but I thought this was a great idea to keep the children happy and make them feel a little more special on New year’s eve.

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I hope you all have a great new year and let me know if you are going to try any of these ideas.

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