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Bank holidays are the best, aren’t they? A lazy day of pottering about, followed by a short work week. Perfect! Here’s what I’ve been reading today…

Quince and Co‘s new Piper pattern collection is so swoonworthy. I love the pastel shades and dainty details. There are enough hours in the day for me to knit three laceweight jumpers, right?

Bullet journalling tips and tricks. Have you got on the bujo bandwagon yet? With a little help from a notepad and a Biro I’m finally on my way to getting organised.

Baby Rooster by Rooster Yarns has to be one of my favourites for cute and cuddly little knits. I used it for my French Braid hat.

Fair Isle knitting using both hands… with no tangles! Looking for that eureka moment where the impossible suddenly becomes possible? Watch this video.

Jane Foster‘s designs are really cute! I love her Scandi-style screenprints.

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Teatime links

Teatime links

It’s been umbrella weather for what feels like months here, which has been a good excuse (as if I needed one!) to spend lots of time curled up on the sofa with cups of tea. Here’s what I’ve been reading this week…

Planned pooling tutorial from Dayana Knits. I really want to try this! There are a few variegated yarns in my stash that would be good candidates for intentional pooling.

Baby guinea pig crochet pattern by Kati Galusz. Such a sweet project and really quick to make from scraps of stash yarn.

Eden Cottage Yarns are just gorgeous. I’ve got my eye on the Yarnlings, sets of five 5g balls in coordinating colourways that are perfect for stripes or other colourwork.

Kaffe Fassett fragrances. Has anyone tried these? As you’d expect from the master of colour, they look worth buying for the packaging alone.

Yu Kitty on Pinterest. So much kawaii in one place!

 

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Christmas has been a bit of a whirlwind (is it ever anything else?), so it’s been lovely the last couple of days to take a moment for a cup of tea, a biscuit and some quiet time online. Here’s what’s been catching my eye recently…

Snuggly teddy by Sirdar. I’m not usually a fan of fun fur, but ohmygosh their new Touch yarn is so soft! And you’re never too old for a teddy bear, right?

Beautiful colourwork mittens by JennyPenny on Ravelry. Super cosy and stunning to look at too. Someday I’ll have the confidence to try a Fair Isle pattern this intricate.

Hello Kitty Crochet book by Mei Li Lee. Hook an amigurumi version of the feline icon to celebrate her 40th birthday.

Scrumptious Selkino yarn. A merino/silk blend hand-dyed by the wonderful Skein Queen. Drool.

Handmade gifts. A heartwarming story from the US about a knitter who donates all her projects to good causes.

Aimee Ray’s cute and quirky blog. Little Dear is packed with embroidery inspiration, and if you’re new to stitching her easy-to-follow tutorials will get you started.