Tin Can Knits Rye Light Socks

Oh! I managed three whole posts before I got back to the subject of socks! But, these are not my normal socks. Nary a stripe to be seen. These lovelies are the Rye Light Socks by Tin Can Knits (TCK) and they are a delight!

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New Look 6444 – Tweens Jumpsuit Review

In working through my stash for 2019 I’ve spent the last few weeks sewing through fabrics for Summer, and the first up with was New Look 6444.

Girls’ easy to sew dress and jumpsuit pattern features high low or maxi dress, and short romper or long jumpsuit with elastic at ankles. All have elastic waist with tie. New Look sewing pattern

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Luna Lapin and a Cotton Tailed Rabbit

This is the story of two rabbits…Miss Luna Lapin will probably be familiar to you. Her Cotton Tailed friend less so. It’s also a tale of friendship past and hopefully friendship for the future.

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The Avid Seamstress – Drop Sleeve Top – review

Have you seen the Drop Sleeve Top from The Avid Seamstress? I’m sure you’re familiar with Lisa and her lovely patterns. The Drop Sleeve Top (DST) is a free pattern she offers to subscribers. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen me working on this pattern recently.

Whilst I love the Newlook top that I made last year, I wanted a simple top with slightly more elevated details. The DST has that.

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Martian Rainbow Socks – Must Stash Yarns

I know this is turning into a blog about socks, but , Oh! this Martian Rainbow colourway!

You know how I love a good matching stripe, with a bonkers good colour story. This yarn from Must Stash Yarns has it all going on!

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Arne & Carlos Winter Night Socks

A rolled up pair of socks knitted in Arne & Carlos Winter Night Yarn

I’ve finished The Arne & Carlos Winter Night socks! Hurrah! They’re the third pair of a trio of socks knitted for Dave in this yarn range. You can see the Summer Night ones here, and the Moon Night here.

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Introductory Pattern Cutting with Alice Prier – RayStitch – Review

If you’ve been following my Insta feed over the weekend, you’ll know that I’ve been at Ray Stitch in London for the Introductory Pattern Cutting class with Alice Prier. And what fun I’ve had.

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Burda 7368 review – DIY Blouse

Oh! Burda 7368 – how this blouse has tried and tested me.

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A combination of drapey, shifty fabric and a less than stellar pattern, plus a couple of big schoolgirl errors really pushed me to the edge with this.

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Arne & Carlos Summer Night Socks

I’ve finished another pair of socks for Dave. This time in Regia Arne & Carlos Design Line Summer Night Sock Yarn, using the usual Regia sock pattern.

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Hand knits – pink stripy socks and a cardigan

Miss Minx has a style all her own! I love it and totally encourage her to experiment. If you can’t have fun with your clothes when you’re 11, you’ve no hope of enjoying them when you get older. Today she is rocking two hand knits. One from me, one from Grandma.

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