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Over whelmed!

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There seem to be hundreds of knitting, crochet and sewing projects that i’m working on at the moment, and i am now feeling a little overwhelmed (something that doesn’t really happen that much). I keep trying to organize my time and put things in order, but some how life just seems to get in the way- not to mention the fact that i want to do everything!

I’m using this as an excuse for not blogging in a while, but i really should have found time :s The plane pictures from knit in public day are now up though, (yay!) and i’ll add more as soon as i can get the memory card from the camera to comply to my demands!

Other exciting news is that i have finally got the Malabrigo Sock weight yarn up for sale on my Etsy shop MagpieShineyEmporium

There are a variety of gorgeous colours to choose from, and i am happy to alter postage costs as needed if you want more than one skein or don’t mind going second class etc.

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Whilst doing everything in the world at once I came across this wonderful “how to” from a vintage knitting magazine. It’s by Margaret Maino and is about knitting blunders- in this case dropping stitch, which i’m sure is most knitters worst nightmare! I wanted to pass it along to you to try and ease any sleepless nights you may have in the future because of this 🙂

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Happy problem solving people 🙂

 

 

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Knit in public week!

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Yay! That’s right, it’s time for all of us to get out there with our yarn, hooks and needles to spread the word of this wonderful craft!
It also means that tomorrow is plane day! 🙂

Come and join me at Birmingham central library to knit and crochet planes, between 10 am and 4 pm. All materials are provided and everyone is welcome- whether you can knit/ crochet already or want to learn.
Here are the knitting crochet patterns that I’ll be using tomorrow:

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Or why not bring a project you’re already working on, and find a comfy spot between the books or out on the lovely balconies? Hope to see you there!

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Knit for Britain!

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Have you heard about knitting Britain from above? It is a fantastic venture by Sandra Brauer to do with Britain from Above, which presents the unique Aerofilms collection of aerial photographs from 1919-1953. You can register to zoom into these amazing pictures, identify unlocated images, and share memories.

As part of World Wide Knit in Public Week from 8th to 16th June 2013, we have invited people with a love of knitting help us form a woolly squadron to invade Britain’s public spaces. Here they all are! Are there any near you?

This project will be going again this year over Knit in Public day on June 14th. I cannot wait to get involved with my own bi-plane knits 🙂 There is a pattern that you can work from here: KnitforBritainfromAbove2 or alternatively you can do your own thing?

There are loads more wonderful pictures at http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/groups/knit-britain-above (where you can upload your own images) as well as information. Have fun taking to the sky’s and getting involved!