image description: lilith is standing against a wooden wall wearing a blue-green sweater with a cable detail around the hem; her hands are in her pockets & she’s smiling.

abbeyhill sweater

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as i’m sure some of you are already aware, i’m not able to use Ravelry in the way that i usually would. it’s a long saga, but essentially since the new-look update my relationship to Ravelry has changed massively. i can’t use the NewRav for any length of time without getting a migraine; so far {…Continue Reading}

Stacks of books

reading list

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since i have a limited budget of both money and shelf space, i don’t often buy new books. so when i took a good look at my book collection, it was pretty obvious that there were a lot of voices that weren’t represented.  i’ve got a decent selection of feminist and queer  books (although a {…Continue Reading}

postage price increase

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hi folks!  i just wanted to keep you update with news about postage prices (exciting, i know, but sadly necessary!).  as of 1st July 2020, unfortunately postage prices are going to be increased across the board. it’s not great news, which is why i wanted to give you time to place any orders you want {…Continue Reading}

soft-centred

Operation – Social Justice

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over the past year or so, there’s been a lot of discussion in the knitting community about racism, diversity, and inclusion.  it’s been pretty challenging and uncomfortable stuff for the white folks in this community (myself included!); most of us had never had to think about this before because of our position of relative privilege, {…Continue Reading}

ramjam 4

here’s the weather…

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towards the end of last year, Rachel from Daughter Of A Shepherd asked if i’d be interested in being a guest dyer for one of her amazing yarns, the RamJam Worsted – and of course i said yes!  i love Rachel’s yarns and the story of her brand, so it was a no-brainer to agree {…Continue Reading}

community yarn fund

community yarn fund

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there’s been a lot of discussion over the past year about various kinds of exclusion in the knitting & making community – whether that be because of race/ethnicity, sexuality, size, or disability (to name but a few).  one of the things that came up as well was financial accessibility, which is quite a tricky topic. {…Continue Reading}

have yarn, will travel

have yarn, will travel

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hi folks!!! i’m dipping my toe back into the blog world to let you know about a couple of things i’ve got coming up at the end of this year & the start of next year. now that i’m properly settled in to a work routine in the home studio, i’m trying to get out {…Continue Reading}

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spring/summer mitts-a-long!!!

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hi folks, it’s been a while! sorry for the radio silence over here; things got a little crazy with some personal stuff as well as the total chaos of Edinburgh Yarn Fest prep, and blogging slid to the bottom of the huge, endless pile of things-to-do. now that spring weather has started appearing here in {…Continue Reading}

corriedale contrast

new yarns for old

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with 2018 ending and 2019 about to start, i’ve decided it’s a good time to take stock of my yarns, and see what changes need to be made.  with that in mind, i’ve made some decisions that i need to tell you about! firstly, the superwash merino/silk 4ply will be discontinued, effective immediately.  the current {…Continue Reading}

NHNW kit

not here & never was

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i recently released a shawl kit in collaboration with the marvellous Anna Maltz which i’m really excited about! although it’s been in the wild for a few weeks now, i thought i should probably tell you a little bit more about it. the shawl kit (& pattern) is called “not here & never was”, and {…Continue Reading}