Thinking about knitting

P1060606I was going to use this picture, for this week’s Yarn Along, but now it’s already Friday!
I’ve been doing quite a bit of thinking about knitting. I am all set up for joining this Mystery Knit-Along that started last week. In fact, I am all set to cast on two of these! I have another colourway waiting that is going to become a present.
Not that I have finished the lace shawl that is still on my needles. Or cast off the little gift that was meant to go in the post tomorrow.
What can I say, it’s summer holidays. And it’s a busy one.
Instead of knitting, I have been reading out loud during rainy afternoons. I don’t mind the odd one.

I hope you all have a bright and lovely weekend.



p.s. The Sale is on for a just a few more days :)

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Summer Sale


Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying your summer!
We are two thirds through our summer break, and I am making the most of some offline time.
Last year, I had a huge summer sale for the first time, and it was great to clear some stock off the shelves (or out of the box, in this case). I have space for new ideas and projects to turn into new products, and you can grab a bargain (I hate to say it, but I’ve already started my Christmas presents, have you?).

So. If you’d like to have a look through the Stitch & Purl Etsy shop, please do – to get a massive 50% off everything, simply enter the coupon code AUGUST15 at checkout.
The code will be active through the end of August.

Have a lovely rest of your summer
(I say summer, but it’s been a really wet day here. Maybe your summer is a bit more summery than ours?).

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Summer time

20150711_165635I am taking a bit of time this summer. The holidays have started, and I will be offline for the first two weeks or so. The shop will be on holiday mode from tonight (last orders will be shipped on Monday).
I’ll see you back here in August.

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This Moment

A Friday ritual inspired by SouleMama. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment to pause, savour and remember.



Finished shawl: TTL Mystery Shawl 2015. Yarn: Garnstudio Drops Delight.
Ravelry notes here.

Happy summer weekend, all.

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Yarn Along


Yarning along a day late this week; I just couldn’t get around to it yesterday.
Incidentally, the photo is not up to date any more either now. The shawl is cast off and ready to block – I will show you soon.

The white lace version of this mystery knit-along pattern snagged a bit on the zip of my project bag the other week, and now I am sulking. I’ll have to rip back a few rows and find my place again in  the lace pattern, and I am not looking forward to it.
But now that this grey and green one is finished, I have no more excuse to procrastinate.

In other news: I worked out how to charge my kindle (I was very reluctant to befriend it after getting it for my birthday last year. So when the battery ran out it just sat for a while..).
But now I am reading Neil Gaiman’s Stardust and loving it so far. A bit of magical antidote to all those gruesome crime novels I’ve been reading.
I am trying to save it though, and not read it too fast. I have some journeys coming up this weekend that might just give me a chance to read a few pages on the go.

p.s. There is a coupon code for a little summer sale in the Etsy shop, valid for the rest of the week. Enjoy!


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Checking in

P1060506Sorry it’s been so quiet around here! It’s been a busy few weeks, with new routines and changes, everyone trying to find their feet again.
And suddenly, there is just one week left until school breaks up for the summer. Where did the time go?
To celebrate summer, I thought I’d have a little sale in the Stitch & Purl Etsy shop! To get 25% all in stock items, just enter the coupon code SUMMERLOVE at checkout. The code is valid until the end of next week.
Afterwards, the shop will be closed for two weeks.
I hope you are enjoying a bright and summery weekend! 


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Heads Up



The Stitch & Purl Etsy shop will be closed this weekend as we’re on a craft fair tomorrow.
We’ll be back all updated soon.
Have a lovely weekend!

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