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Easter is just around the corner and while I have never tried baking Hot Cross Buns, this lot from Tom over on the Kate Davies Design blog makes me want to try!

A great overview of how to make i-cords…and not just by knitting them!

The formidable hat architect Wolly Wormhead has started her own Teachable school and I am here for it! If you haven’t knitted any of her incredibly hat designs, I urge you to try them! They are stunning!

Colourblocking can be so wonderfully dramatic. Like some of the patterns in his book, Vertex from KnitPicks.

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Easter is almost upon us… we are going to be away, but every year we make sure to dye some eggs (it’s tradition). I love the 40 different ideas from Mollie Makes.

I just adore these embroidery make your own jewelry kits from Alicia Paulson…stunning!

Have you ever wondered what the right knitting needles or crochet hooks are? Check out Vickie Howell’s guide!

Simply Maggie’s knitter-specific key chains are to-die-for!

Oh this basket (maybe not just for Easter) is perfect!

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A stunning pair of socks by Helen Kurtz in the latest issue of The Knitter.

Save the date: Sit and Knit for a Bit Spring Podcast with Arne & Carlos. This is what they say about it:

“To mark the first anniversary of our quarantine podcast, we have decided to do a daily “Sit and Knit for a Bit” Spring Podcast and KAL from March 17th to March 28th, so make sure to save the dates!”

Easter is just around the corner and the guys at Mollie Makes have a couple of sweet Easter crafts.

First off these needle felt egg cosies…they are just too cute for words.

And this fantastic Easter Card.

Some patterns I am loving on Ravelry…

The Brighton Tank and Shorts by Julie Robinson.

The Shorty sock Set by Summer Lee.

Last, but not least, a roundup of the best knitting kits by Mollie Makes. I want to buy them all!

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I love KnitPicks yarn, I used their gorgeous white and rainbow sockyarn to make my youngest a jumper last year. I also love that they have updated their learning center, go KnitPicks!

An illustration of a woman sitting on the floor knitting

Oh hello bunnies! I know Easter is a little way away, but these are just too cute!

How to make easy crochet bunny bunting cropped

This will come in handy soon, I am sure. I feel like my eldest, who will be 10 in two weeks, already behaves like a teenager!

Decoding Boys: New science behind the subtle art of raising sons by [Cara Natterson]

This just out: CONFIDENT KNITTING: A YEAR OF NEW TECHNIQUES! I feel like I should take part…what do you think?

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I have loved reading Teacher Tom’s blog for quite a few years. Some of you may know that I briefly ran my own Family Day Care (when I still lived in London, before Max was born). Tom’s blog always made me think about how I approached working with the young children that were in my care. Always thought provoking. Go check him out, you won’t be disappointed!

From Mollie Makes, these crochet blankets are a bit special. Click through to the patterns!

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More crochet, in German this time. I adore this simple idea of making earrings from Mein gehäkeltes Herz.

The KnitPick team talking about yarn, what could be better? Especially when they are talking about all the information to keep in mind when shopping for yarn, specifically what you need to know about fiber content and ply. They answer questions like what is micro countwhich yarns have the best drape and even what is yarn?

Have you heard of visible mending? I just love the idea. Visible mending is when you fix a garment (whether it’s a hole in a sock or a rip in your jeans) but keep the repairs visible. It reminds me of Kintsugi, the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold — built on the idea that in embracing flaws and imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art.

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I love reading what other people find during the week and thought I’d do something similar on here. Because who knows, maybe it will be of use to someone else too!

This list of 100+ Knitting tips from Noble Knits is a wonderful compilation of all the things needed to get you started with knitting!

Kate Davies Design’s new design Orchle is giving me all the feels! I can’t quite justify knitting it here in Australia, but that doesn’t mean I can’t drool over the stunning colourwork. I have knitted some of Kate’s designs and can highly recommend her patterns. They are always very well written and produce beautiful knitwear!

I love crocheting little things for friends and often try to find something along similar lines of this sweet crochet heart. Gathered (the guys behind Mollie Makes) have shared a very straightforward free little pattern. Why not give it a try?

What have you been watching while knitting/crocheting/crafting? I sped through Bridgerton…and loved it. I am considering reading Julia Quinn’s books as part of my plan to read more this year. Has anyone read them? What did you think of them?

Winston by La Maison Rililie is beautiful. I love the colour accents on the shoulders and sleeves. I can see lots of play with colours to make this a very snazzy cardigan. The possibilities are endless!

Have you tried your hand at embroidery? I have a couple of kits flying around, one I have started. Seeing this gorgeous one by Knitting up a Storm makes me want to pick mine up again!

Are you looking for a new crafty podcast? Then look no further than We’ve Made It! The team at Gathered talks about all things crafty ideas, tackling crafty problems and shares expert advice!