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May Me Makes - Palladium sweater, Sandhill Sling and Shell Top!

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I love my new Palladium Sweater - design by Martin Storey, from Rowan Magazine 68, knit in "French Mustard" one of the new Kaffe shades of Rowan Felted Tweed. I loved the deep V neck, the long relaxed length. I decided that it would be a fabulous base piece for my new curated wardrobe! It's Me Made May on Instagram (and other social medias) and being the owner of a new sewing machine, I thought, why not make a new top? The Great British Sewing Bee....have you heard of it? I follow it on Facebook and the first project of the Bee was a shell top with a technique with an intriguing technique "bag out" LOL!!! I was intrigued. With some searching on the net.....I found a free Shell Top Pattern - very similar to what was used in the first episode of TGBSB.....it does have a hi-low hem which I sort of like, but everything else is the pretty much the same same.....including the "bagging out" instructions. You can find it free to download here on the UK m

EASE - a spectacular collection of Spring/Summer designs by Lisa Richardson

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The EASE collection by Lisa Richardson has it all!!  From figure conscious to fabulous flowing!  Interesting constructions.....all one piece, side to side, casings anyone? Fine Lace to Creative Linen, with Kidsilk Haze and Denim Revive! Summer is coming and wouldn’t it be lovely to have something new to wear? Happy Knitting everyone! Anne  If you don't have a local stockist.....(affiliate link)

Rowan Magazine 69 Launch!

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Want to have a look at Rowan Magazine with a little detail before you buy? Waiting for your subscriber copy to arrive and want a sneak peak? My Ambassador copy arrived early enough for me to sit down, have a good look at the designs, and record  this overview video - which will Premier on launch day - Monday, March 15! Here’s the link .....  Rowan Magazine 69 Rowan Magazine has set up a dedicated web site to handle Rowan Magazine Subscriptions! I found that I had to set a new password....but I got there in the end....and I’ve resubscribed starting with Magazine 70! Click on the image to go to the new magazine web site! I’ve got some other reviews scheduled....and then I’ll have to decide on what design(s) need to go in my queue....and then what ones actually end up on my needles! Happy Knitting, Anne x PS: Let me know what your favourites are from Magazine 69! Lackie is just so excited about the new season launch....can you tell?

I took a 2 week vacation....

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FROM KNITTING! February is a short month and it was made shorter by a two week “vacation” from knitting!  While “on vacation” I dusted off my sewing machine....and made a Pepin Bag by Noodle-Head Designs. I also: Finished a languishing knit (warning: you might need sunglasses),  Cast on my next project in my quest to learn knit intarsia (that really should read, Learn to Love to Knit Intarsia) LOL Started a new project and am introducing a new “regular” (we shall see) feature on my youtube channel.... The Swatch Sleuth! You can watch my new vBlog here......   Happy Knitting, Anne x If you don’t have a local yarn store....why not visit..... I am a lovecrafts affiliate, so I receive a commission for any purchase made through this link :) 

2021 - My Year of Colourful Intention

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With a new year, and new hope in the form of vaccines on the horizon.....2021 looks like yet more opportunity for reflective knitting, so this year I’ve decided to consciously focus on Colourful Knitting! In the past I’ve done a lot of stranded knitting....and yes, I love a good stranded knit. But for 2021, with a feeling of inspiration in oh so many ways....I’ve decided to finally get a grip on... INTARSIA Intarsia is making a comeback....and this time I refuse to be left behind!!! Who else to design intarsia that entices....but Kaffe Fassett. Kaffe and his colourful knitting has been in the forefront throughout the history of the Rowan Yarns Magazines. These last few years Rowan has produced brochures dedicated to the designs of Kaffe Fassett and Kaffe himself has added to the range of shades in the Felted Tweed range! For Autumn/Winter 2020/21 there is a new Kaffe collection....a mixture of garments, accessories and homeware. Lisa Richardson has added a couple of fabulous sweaters t

2020 - What a Year!

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Lackie could not resist snuggling up to the 2020 knit pile! With the end of 2020, a review of my knit projects seems appropriate......after the longest, most intense session of knitting I have ever experienced! Being under “stay home, stay safe” orders, only going out when necessary, really gave me serious knit time and I put it to good use! You’ll have seen all (well almost all) of these projects in previous videos...but here is an overview of my 2020 knits! https://youtu.be/tiwtW8KHx8s While 2021 has started out a bit same....”stay home, stay safe”.....there is hope on the horizon with the vaccines! Our job is to stay strong and push through. Knitting certainly helps! Take care, Anne xx PS: I am happy to say that I did do a bit of stash busting for @stashappy2020 !

December already!

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  Visit my youtube episode  “December Already” Grab a tea (or coffee) and join me for a bit of knit chat! I’ve been very busy and have started a couple of new projects. I’m joining in on the Arne & Carlos Christmas Balls advent Knitalong. Can I keep this up and make 24 balls before Christmas? We shall see! You can still join in.....find the pattern on the Arne & Carlos web site http://www.arnecarlos.com and make sure you follow their youtube advent adventures! I’ve fallen for the new Kaffe Fasset shades in Rowan Felted Tweed, and have started the Paint Daub Blanket - but I’m knitting a shawl/scarf !!! See the blanket pattern here https://knitrowan.com/en/designs-patterns/paint-daubs-blanket Finished objects from my Rowan Magazine 68 queue....are.....the Marram Throw and the Fiction cardigan, both designed by Erica Knight and both using Rowan Brushed Fleece! Check out my review of Magazine 68 and my Mag 68 Queue! I’m looking for new things to do while we “stay home and st