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Behind the scenes

Did you see the knitted ad break during Text Santa tonight? Completely brilliant, wasn’t it! ITV Creative were the team behind it, and I spoke to them about the massive challenge of recreating ads by six major brands completely in … Continue reading

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Fair Isle Fail

  Oh dear! This is my unloved, abandoned attempt to create a cute stranded hat from my Buachaille leftovers. Once again I made the fatal mistake of thinking of Fair Isle as a sort of colourwork alchemy where you can throw … Continue reading

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Book review: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

This was my third Sarah Waters novel (Fingersmith and The Little Stranger being the other two) and unfortunately it’s the one I enjoyed the least. Not that there’s any decline in the quality of the prose – far from it. … Continue reading

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Seven Skeins

Back in September I signed up to Kate Davies’ Seven Skeins club, and could barely contain my excitement. Kate is a renowned connoisseur of all that’s woolly and home-grown, so when she announced her plans to launch her own yarn … Continue reading

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Lush On Tour

No, that’s not a reference to my enthusiastic sampling of Poland’s craft beer during my stay in Gdansk. The ‘Lush’ in question is of course my cardigan, which I managed to finish in time for my trip. Here I am … Continue reading

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A Lush Knit

I’m a bit late to the party with this I know, but I’ve wanted to knit the Lush cardigan by Tin Can Knits for ages, and I’ve finally got round to it at last. If you’re a knitter then you’ve … Continue reading

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Book review: The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante

I love to read, and don’t get nearly enough time to do it. I’ve made a pact with myself going forward to try and review the books I read; it’s all too easy to forget that reading isn’t just about … Continue reading

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