Bank holiday weekend

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Happy bank holiday weekend Brits! Long weekends at home means baking,  knitting and visiting wool shops. The weather this Bank holiday has been mixed here in Lancashire to say the least.
I visited the Black Sheep Wool craft barn in Culcheth with mum on Saturday

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I love the Craft barn for the lovely staff who help me make up my mind every time I visit.. I get overwhelmed by the choice and volume.. just the wall of skeins if enough for me to get inspired for future projects. This time I bought some more needle tips for my knit pro starter set and some patterns. I am trying to stash bust in time for my visit to The knitting and Stitching show in London this October.

Sundays are for baking.. but this weekend I made my chocolate fudge. A family favourite and a lovely present idea for Christmas and birthdays.

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I will post the recipe if any one is interested.
I hope your all having a relaxing weekend wherever you are and thanks for visiting!

Works in progress

I can’t believe it’s already August. ! Where has this year gone? It’s going so fast.. I have a few works in progress at the moment.

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The 1st main section for Royally Striped from Stephen West. I fell in Love with this convertible cardigan from the moment I saw it photographed on Stephen’s Instagram feed. This is a stashbuster knit; I haven’t bought a new skein or yarn for this project. I am shopping my now.. quite substantial stash.
Here is my newly finished shawl.. I have finally finished my Westknits summer knitalong shawl, smooth move and it’s huge..! It will be a great addition to my winter wardrobe of hand knits.

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I love Stephen’s patterns so well written with beautiful shapes and although my colour choices are tame when in comparison to others. . I love them. I think I will knit this pattern again but in 4 ply. 

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I will take another photo of my stash as it has changed again since I took this photo of my special skeins.. all awaiting patiently for the right pattern..

Thank you to everyone who has visited my blog since my visit to Copenhagen!  I hope to show you more of my travels in the not so distant future. I will hopefully visit Copenhagen again as I lived my time there. If you ever get the chance. . Take it!

What are you working on at the moment?

Works in progress

I can’t believe it’s already August. ! Where has this year gone? It’s going so fast.. I have a few works in progress at the moment.

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The 1st main section for Royally Striped from Stephen West. I fell in Love with this convertible cardigan from the moment I saw it photographed on Stephen’s Instagram feed. This is a stashbuster knit; I haven’t bought a new skein or yarn for this project. I am shopping my now.. quite substantial stash.
Here is my newly finished shawl.. I have finally finished my Westknits summer knitalong shawl, smooth move and it’s huge..! It will be a great addition to my winter wardrobe of hand knits.

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I love Stephen’s patterns so well written with beautiful shapes and although my colour choices are tame when in comparison to others. . I love them. I think I will knit this pattern again but in 4 ply. 

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I will take another photo of my stash as it has changed again since I took this photo of my special skeins.. all awaiting patiently for the right pattern..

Thank you to everyone who has visited my blog since my visit to Copenhagen!  I hope to show you more of my travels in the not so distant future. I will hopefully visit Copenhagen again as I lived my time there. If you ever get the chance. . Take it!

What are you working on at the moment?