Tag Archives: blocking

Back to crochet, and DIY blocking pins

Yarny crafts have been neglected lately, while I’ve been sewing scrubs and face masks and 3D printing visors. But the washing machine mangled a crocheted tray cloth last weekend which means I need a replacement. I’ve had this rather unattractive … Continue reading

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Still stashbusting – a sewn bag

Madeleine bag As part of my stash-busting resolution for 2015, I’ve made a handbag from a couple of leftover pieces of jacketing fabric. I based it loosely on the Madeleine bag on the curiously named Imagine Gnats blog, although I … Continue reading

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The EU VAT omnishambles

Selling downloads in the EU?  Read on The more eagle-eyed Ravelry addicts may have noticed that some paid-for patterns are no longer being offered to customers based in the European Union (EU), and some generous designers (like Gisela Beyer) are … Continue reading

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The merits of blocking knitting

The gansey is finished, a mere 7 months after starting. I can’t do the “big reveal” yet because it isn’t blocked, and therein lies a tale. I never used to block my knitting, I just didn’t realise what a difference … Continue reading

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