Easter Sale

P1050899It is time for the traditional Easter Sale (a little late, because somewhere I lost a week, and I thought Easter was still a little further away… oops). Use the coupon code EGG25 at checkout to save 25% off any purchase in the Stitch & Purl Etsy shop, valid for one week.

Happy Easter holidays!


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New makes are slowly making their way into the shop for your perusal.
I am trying out a new gnome shape (this is what happens when you ask your husband to pick up supplies instead of doing it yourself). Doesn’t the bunny look rather cute with his chunky body? Perhaps he had a few too many carrots..


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I’m back



The weekend before last we went away for a little two day escape. It was lovely and freezing, and just what we needed – and it seems I extended the break, at least in terms of online presence, to the rest of the week.
I was between projects, with only some lace knits waiting that I didn’t have the mojo for. Sometimes it just helps to leave things be a bit and take a breather.

I picked up a needle and thread again the other day.
I hadn’t made gnomes in weeks, because I need to be inspired and have the feel for it, otherwise it’s just a chore – and I promise everything I make is made with love and attention to detail. You need to love making something to put the love in it.

Maybe I just needed a bit of a sea breeze, some sunshine, a bit of blue sky, a bit of a spring feeling to nudge me back into it all.
There’s a shawl I finished a while ago that I haven’t shared yet, and now there’s a finished Spring Blossom gnome.
Sitting next to me here is another little group of naked peg dolls waiting. I shall get my felt out and see which colours are right, what sort of hat, what sort of cloak and tunic, what embroidery to embellish the little guy or gal.
There’ll probably be more buds and blossoms, maybe a bunny seeing that Easter is just around the corner!
I’ll keep you posted, and the finished makes will be, as always, available in the shop.

Have a good week, all.

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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.


I will be away and offline this weekend, but I’ll be back on Monday to answer any queries.
Happy weekend, all.

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Yarn Along

After the Follow Your Arrow shawls (one and two) are now finished, I am picking up those neglected shawls that were started a while ago and have been waiting in my knitting bag while I was enthralled in mystery knitting-along.
This cotton spring shawl (alright, I did start in January, but I think it was meant for March!) is just getting a zigzag border and will be available in the shop next week.

And reading – mostly out loud, and until my voice fails me.

How about you?

Edit: The book pictured above is Mother Earth and Her Children: A Quilted Fairy Tale, Sibylle von Olfers’ story with absolutely lovely illustration from a quilt!


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Knitted II


The second Follow Your Arrow 2 shawl is finished (here is the first).
I wanted to make the most of my yarn with this shawl, which resulted in me running out of yarn on the bind-off row twice – it was a rather long row! In the end I found a few last grams of the beige in a corner of my knitting bag and am very happy with how it turned out.
The yarn is Bremont Camino Alpaca, a blend of merino, nylon and alpaca. I spotted it on my last visit to Germany and chose it for the colours – but it feels amazing and I am sure this shawl will get a lot of wear (this one I won’t give away!).

Ravelry notes here.

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This weekend was quiet, with a poorly littlest one, sunshine and a Sunday date with my big boy. Still, Sunday evening came around so quickly.
I started to bind off my shawl and ran out of yarn twice, but now it is done and I’ll show you tomorrow.

Wishing you all a good start to your new week.


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