Autumnal Cals and Kals!

It’s the start of October and so that means it’s time to launch our new Crochet and Knit alongs for the next two months. This time, we’re focussing on colourwork, and given the change in the weather, what better item to try it on than mitts? Fingerless mitts are a great way to practice techniques as they are a relatively small project, usually with very little shaping. They are also the perfect autumnal project with everyone needing to add some cosiness to their wardrobes and with the start of looking ahead to gifts for the festive season. For the Knit[…]Read More

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Merry Monday!

Nikki Small Merry Monday! – Nikki Small Good morning from a slightly murky September day in Colwyn Bay. As I sit and write, the house is quiet for the first time in about 7 weeks, with all my children now back in school and college. The dogs are a bit bemused and keep wandering around and looking at the front door, expecting the kids to all bounce back in. They’re going to find it a long day! But with the return to school, comes a renewed ability to write! Things will have seemed a bit quiet on the Ewe Felty[…]Read More

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Thoughtful Thursday – Knitting and Crochet are good for your brain!

As I sit with my knitting needles in hand, working on my cable sweater design, I can’t help but feel a sense of satisfaction. Not only am I creating something beautiful, but I’m also keeping my brain active and engaged. Knitting and crochet have long been known for their mental health benefits, but they also have numerous cognitive benefits that are often overlooked. By engaging in these crafts, you can improve your cognitive function and keep your brain healthy and active. One of the ways that knitting and crochet can boost cognitive function is through their demand for fine motor[…]Read More

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Tips Tuesday – knitting and crocheting socks.

Happy #TipsTuesday! We’re all about socks this week with the launch of our new knit and crochet-a-longs, so I wanted to give you some top tips to help you get the best from your next pair of handmade socks. Knitting and crocheting socks can be a fun and rewarding project, but it can also be a bit tricky if you’re not familiar with the techniques involved. Here are some tips to help you create beautiful and comfortable socks that you’ll love to wear or gift to someone special: 5 Top Tips! 1. Choose the right yarn: Whether you’re knitting or[…]Read More

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