Colour Survey

I’m  thinking about the colours I’m hand dyeing my yarns with. Various people I’ve spoken to have been very helpful, but I thought I’d ask you guys too. So I made a survey. It would be really great if you’ve got a couple of minutes to answer the questions in it and/or pass on to anyone you know who knits or crochets.

The link is here

Thanks in advance,

Bekki Hill





Exhibit B #MMMay16

This year I joined Me May May, pledging to wear one garment I had made each week that I never or rarely wore, and to reflect on why I didn’t wear it. As we’re in week two, here’s my second…

Eva's Shawl

I can already here some of my lovely readers saying, ‘But we like that!’ However, that’s not the only bit of deja vu I’m getting. This second piece of me made clothing, just like the first, I made: Continue reading “Exhibit B #MMMay16”

Rookie error

When I was a kid, our LYS used to tuck a couple of extra balls of yarn in a pigeonhole behind the till, just in case the pattern my mum was buying yarn for needed a bit more than the suggested amount. So I learned very early on that shades vary between dye lots and have never bought yarn without ensuring I have enough of the same dye lot to complete a project. Continue reading “Rookie error”

Right now on my needles

I haven’t posted any of my WIPs since before Christmas, so to help myself take stock and to share, here’s what I’m up to at the moment.

I’ve just cast off the colour block jumper I started back in August as car knitting. However, every time I had a long journey I worked on other pieces, so this only came out on local windy roads where I didn’t have to look. I’m really glad to be rid of it and I’m not even sure I like it. But I’ll sew it together and see.

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Ten top tips and tricks for blocking knitting and crochet

Last Friday I wrote a post on why and how to block knitting and crochet. However, my list of tips and tricks for blocking grew so long, I need to be turned it into a separate post. So here are my ten top tips and tricks on blocking knitting and crochet. I’d love to hear from you if you’ve any blocking tips and tricks to add.


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