“….if you think it, want it, dream it, then it’s real, you are what you feel…” I love the musical, Joseph And His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. There’s something in the story and soundtrack that just gives me goosebumps. It’s the tale of someone overcoming misfortune, difficult situations and harsh treatment, only to come out shining

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It does seem a shame to have left-over yarn sitting inside the deep, dark depths of a wooden blanket box or Hogwarts trunk- well, we have to knit hats for the House Elves, don’t we?! Maybe in real life, it’s in the plastic storage boxes that sit hidden from the family in the secret cupboard

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The foundations will always be important in my book and the very first stitch you make as you cast on is no exception. This method of creating a slipknot is secure and adjustable. Once placed on your needle this way you can tighten or loosen the first stitch after a couple of rows to even

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*Knit-along was very successful, free pattern is no longer available* Please join us for the baby beanie knit-along this weekend. The more the merrier, as they say! I’ll explain everything you need to know to get started in this video and if you sign up below you will receive emails over the next few days

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  Once you’ve mastered the k2tog and p2tog you’re ready to fly with decreasing stitches. You can make the one item all knitters have to make at some point- the beanie. It’s a simple equation: cast on + knit/purl + decreasing = beanie See how easy that is? And now for the jargon and understand

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