The Knit with attitude Blog

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  1. Time for a new project - Blankets!

    I have a real craving for comforting knits. The weather has been freezing here and I just want to hunker down on my sofa and wrap myself up in a large blanket. I have a few blankets at home that decorate my living room, but you can always have more right? This blog post is looking at some fun blanket...
    Time for a new project - Blankets!
  2. It Came Crashing Down

    I am not a morning person, I am one of those who are deeply in love with my bed and look at every minute I get in it as quality time, so normally you will see me rush in to the shop last minute most days. But with family activities planned for this weekend, and quite a few unfinished things...
    It Came Crashing Down
  3. Time for a new Project - Tamdou by Melanie Berg

    Have you noticed the window display recently? I try to change it up every now and again and have decided to embrace the Pantone Colour of the year which is Magenta. You can read more about that in this blog post. image - the fibre co Hanging in the window is a beautiful magenta, purple and grey version of Tamdou...
    Time for a new Project - Tamdou by Melanie Berg
  4. Viva Magenta

    A couple of years ago I did a blog post looking at the Pantone Colour of the Year for inspiration, so this year I have decided to do the same. This year's colour is Viva Magenta 18-1750: Pantone (link to Pantone's website) produce a system for matching colours which is used by printmakers, graphic designers and fashion designers, and every...
    Viva Magenta
  5. Virtual Knit Night January 12th

    It is that time of year where I am drowning in my accounts. I'm leaving everything shop to George and diving in to my folders and the piles of papers not even put in them yet. Let me tell you I'm mustering all the will power I have not to abandon everything, because with me and which I can see...
    Virtual Knit Night January 12th
  6. New Year ... New Skill

    Do you have any crafty goals for 2023 or wanting to learn something new? Sometimes I set myself a little challenge at the beginning of the year, one year it was to knit more socks. Though I'm not quite sure what it will be this year. Maybe I'll just knit through my stash and not buy any more yarn, though...
    New Year ... New Skill
  7. Unspun, Pre-wool, or Plötu – but what is it and how to work it?

    There is a Norwegian saying that goes something like this: A much loved child is known by many names. And so goes the story with this type of yarn, lush, warm and quite intriguing, known as Unspun, Pre-wool, or Plötu – but what is it and how to work it?  Plötu in Icelandic is directly translated to 'board' or 'disc...
    Unspun, Pre-wool, or Plötu – but what is it and how to work it?
  8. Ready Set Socks!

    Look what has just skipped through the door! Its Rachel Coopey's Ready Set Socks! This blog post makes a great continuation of Knits for Busy Times. A sock is a great little project to have on the needles to pick up and put down when you have the time. Ready Set Socks is a collection of sock patterns by sock...
    Ready Set Socks!
  9. A Balaclava Craze

    We are noticing a bit of a balaclava craze here in the shop and lots of people have been coming in either wearing one or wanting to knit one. Like them or loathe them they are the ideal headgear for this chilly winter weather. An all round hood that keeps your head, ears and neck warm has to be a...
    A Balaclava Craze
  10. Knits for Busy Times

    This time of year can get quite hectic. You might be traveling, you might be visiting family or friends or even going away on holiday. Whatever you find yourself doing, your precious knitting time might be disappearing fast. Of course it's still nice to keep you hands busy with something that you can do while chatting away and enjoying a...
    Knits for Busy Times
  11. Virtual Knit Night December 8th

    Today is some day! We are expecting the last of our major deliveries before Christmas, a much anticipated one, which means that George and I will be on our feet, head down in boxes to get our pre-orders wrapped up and sent out just as fast as they came through our doors. But it is not everything 'last' happening today...
    Virtual Knit Night December 8th
  12. Fibre Foraging with Maya and Tuva

    Sometimes, as a knitter, you discover a design that just knocks the air out of you. Nothing else matters, you just have to get it onto your needles as quickly as you can. I mean, I am often intrigued by a project if it bears promises of new techniques or constructions that I haven't tried before, but a double win...
    Fibre Foraging with Maya and Tuva

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