Knitting to save lives…

In the UK we have a blood transfusion service that takes blood from donors to use where needed in emergencies and during operations.

This is a vital service and they are always looking for new volunteers to donate blood.

They are looking for enthusiastic knitters to help raise awareness of blood donation for a donor recruitment campaign they’ll be running in February 2014. And they’re asking for people like us to knit blood drops of varying sizes to form part of the national campaign.
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Book Reviews

I’ve been playing with the video camera and created a quick video to review the latest additions to my knitting library. Enjoy!

Both these books are available from Amazon – see links below.

Available from Amazon.com (US)



Only recommended if you’re an experienced knitter – there may be better books exploring the use of color for novices.


I highly recommend this book to discover all sorts of ways to start and finish your knitting!

Available from Amazon.co.uk (UK)



Only recommended if you’re an experienced knitter – there may be better books exploring the use of color for novices.


I highly recommend this book to discover all sorts of ways to start and finish your knitting!

 

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Cable hat in James Brett Woodlander yarn

Here in the UK we’re having an early October heatwave with temperatures up around 90°C. And I’ve just finished this hat ready for winter!

Hat

The pattern is a repeating group of 5 plain stitches and a simple 8 stitch cable separated by pairs of purl stitches.
My next project will be the gloves to go with it.  The gloves have cables on the back of the hand over 4 stitches.

I really like the way it’s knitted up with the multi-colour yarn.  And it’s 20% wool so it’s really warm.

I’m thinking of getting some more and making a winter sweater for the cold days that are bound to be coming.

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Knitting Site Relaunch

Welcome to the new look Knitting Site!

I’m really excited about the new direction for the site and I’m planning on being much more involved on a day to day basis.

John (my husband and technical whizz) and I have spent the last few weeks moving the whole site onto a new platform. This gives me much more flexibility to add articles, patterns, videos and more, to help you with your knitting.

My upcoming plans include:
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