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Weekly wrap up

April 04, 2014


From Mama, with Love 

was released this week as an ebook, a lovely collection of 15 designs by designers Connie Chang Chinchio, Tanis Gray, Margaux Hufnagel, Melissa LaBarre and Kate Gangnon Osborn.

There are so many cute patterns for our queues, and a nice mixture of garments, accessories, and blankets (perfect for keeping your knees warm as you knit while we wait for Spring to get going!)  Kate’s Isadora Lopapeysa is one of our favourites, and Sarah has plans to start Melissa’s Sid Scrappy Hat this weekend.

Instagrams full of lambs!

During Sarah’s middle-of-the-night feeding sessions she’s got a bit hooked on instagram, and in particular, crafters with lambs!  After the dark days of our Scottish winter and more brutal weather that many of you have been coping with, all signs of spring are making us super-happy.

Ysolda’s trip to Cambodia

While Ysolda travels she’s been taking some amazing photos – have a look on instagram for a peek at her trip.

For locals or those visiting Scotland

Sarah’s mum took a birthday trip with friends to see The Great Tapestry of Scotland while it’s on display in Aberdeen.  She said it was completely amazing and inspiring, and is planning another visit next weekend, so if you’re nearby it sounds like it’s definitely worth going to see.

Edinburgh’s first Indie burgh Yarn Crawl was announced this week. So if you’re in our city on the 21 June maybe we’ll see you in one of our LYS’s with your yarn passport!

Other Random Highlights

Doctor Knits hats for newborns — Baby Beanie by Doctor Bob

“I started by knitting a small hat in hopes of practicing before trying to knit a larger hat,” Sansonetti says. “It turned out pretty well, and by chance was the perfect size for a newborn.” The doctor decided to give the practice cap to the next baby he delivered. He recalls the look of surprise and delight on the mother’s face, which he says prompted him to knit more miniature hats.

— Dr. Robert Sansonetti

Counting Sheep

This interview with Peter Walling — former sheep farmer, turned barrister, turned author of Counting Sheep A Celebration of the Pastoral Heritage of Britain — was on BBC Radio 4 on Wednesday morning while I was getting ready to head to the studio. Who knew a good Blue-Faced Leicester should have a head like a solicitor.


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