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Meet the Dyer - Stranded Dyeworks

    2018 Mystery Gems has started with a bang. I have some fantastic dyers lined up for this year but my first had to be the amazing Amy Edwards Green from Stranded Dyeworks. I couldn't tell you where I found out about Amy I wish I remebered, not that it really matters, she is a fabulous dyer and bubbly person that you can really enjoy getting to know though her podcast. If you try and tell me arent wanting all of her yarns and envying her finished knits after only a couple of her podcast episodes I wont belive...

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Meet the Dyer - Golding Yarns

Last year at The Little Grey Girl I launched a new product: the Mystery Gems. As soon as I found the fabric and the mood board was created, I instantly knew the dyer I wanted. It could only be Kim Laudan of Golding Yarns. I had many of Kim's yarns in my stash and knew I needed a one-of-a-kind yarn for you all.    As we prepare to launch the first of the four - yes, 4 for 2018! - I thought I would get Kim to share her story, her yarns and her insight into dyeing the yarn for...

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2018 Shows, shows, shows

A new year for knitters means a new list of yarns to try, new techniques to master and new patterns to knit. What could be better for inspiration and yarn fumes than a yarn show? The calendar below covers all of the shows I am aware of in England, Scotland and Ireland.If you know of a show I have missed please drop me an email or comment and let me know. I've also created a handy downloadable calendar of shows for the year!  2018 Yarn Show Calendar January  21st - Waltham Abbey Wool Show - Marriot Hotel, Waltham Abbey, Essex February 16th - 18th...

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It's Sweater Season

Well, the weather changed all of a sudden, didn't it? That sharp plummet in temperature, the leaves turning, the conkers on the ground... And even snow in November! Winter is well and truly here. All this means it's sweater season! I seem to have sweater quantities of yarn galore as well as a loooong list of projects I absolutely must knit.  To make the most of all those sweater opportunities, I thought I would share some of my favourite patterns with you in case you (like me) are feeling the itch to cast on all the things.  Cardigans - Timely by...

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Knitters' Paradise

Getting asked to be part of Yarn Shop Day (more of that in a bit) really made me think about knitting and the place that yarn shops and knitting have in our lives.  I think when you start knitting, you have no idea quite where this could take you, how deep you can really go when you pick up your first pair of needles and ball of wool. Whatever made you start, whatever you get out of it - the pleasures, the pains, the costs - there is something that means you just can't stop and before you know it,...

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