The First Edinburgh Yarn Festival

Sitting around the tables with the tea, the knitting and the conversation all flowing we often turn to the same topic – Wouldn’t it be great if… This is generally followed by something like “they made all kids learn how to knit again”, or “there was the perfect cafe with the perfect lighting and free […]

OK I think I have enough now

I’ve joined a stashdown group with the wonderful Dublin knitters. First step – get a handle on how much stash you actually have. This is mine. It’s all logged and photographed and it turns out that I have a total of 68km. This is not an excessive stash. I’ve only been at it for 2 […]

Week 13.01 A New Year

Week 1 of 2013 runs from December 31st, 2012 to January 6th 2013. We’re still in Germany this week. 20121231 – Katja loves playtime with Opa. It’s actually interesting that she totally recognised Oma and Opa even though she last saw them a couple of months ago. All down to Skype. 20130101 – Nomnom bubbles! […]

Glasgow School of Yarn

Today I met up with a few fellow knitters for a trip to Glasgow and the Glasgow School of Yarn which is run by the Yarn Cake there. As it was an early start, the normally bustling street where I caught my bus was eerily quiet. After a train trip that seemed over in no […]


So there I was in John Lewis with a pile of yarn to move to the checkout and no basket. What to do? Luckily I had a very able helper on hand to assist! And thankfully it’s all superwash so the drool didn’t cause any problems!

Next Project is Picked!

That went a lot faster than I thought it would – yes, I’ve managed to pick my next project. In fact I think I’ve picked my next two projects. This is a huge achievement, normally it takes me a week to pick a project, not a day. I tend to umm and ahh about which […]

Why a little bit of snobbery is good for you

It is generally understood that if you learn too much about something, so much that you understand how it works, that you become a snob. It is generally thought that this is a Bad Thing. I disagree. Strongly. And I’m going to explain why using a couple of examples. Yarn. My first example is yarn. […]


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