April Weather
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Saturday morning started off like this . . . . . . and by the afternoon it looked like this. Snow settling on the ground is a rare sight for us with being so close to … Read More

Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2016
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Whether a vendor or a visitor at EYF you will all have had your own experience of this unique & innovative yarn festival created by Jo & Mica.  Or maybe you were unable to attend & have … Read More

A Leap Year in more Ways than One
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With the transition from one year to the next it is with great interest I’ve read many online 2015 reflections and 2016 business plans and goals from people across the creative community. 2016, a leap year, … Read More

Pies & Pom Poms
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Over the past few months Skye Pie Cafe has appeared in my social media feeds a few times and left me wanting to share in the experience.  Opening for 4 days in December we fixed the date in … Read More

On The Turn . . .
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One of the things I’ve found living on Skye is how distinct the seasons are, whether they be accentuated by the vast and plentiful array of flora or the varying weather conditions.  Today was one of those … Read More

Finishing Cushions
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I’ve been finishing cushions of late, and if you follow me on Facebook or Twitter you will have had a ‘sneak peek’ at a couple of Dorset Buttons I made for one of them.

Holiday Project – Crochet!
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I am currently working on a crochet project for myself!  It’s not often I swap the knitting needles for the crochet hook.  I had selected this particular project to take on holiday for its portability and as it’s cotton … Read More

My Inspiration
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A week ago today my Nana sadly passed away.  Even though she reached the grand old age of 95 it was still very sudden and unexpected.  My Nan taught me to knit as a very young … Read More

Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2015
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Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2015 – my first big show as an exhibitor!  Huge thanks to Mica & Jo, the organisers, for giving me the opportunity as a newbie vendor.  I had an incredible weekend – exhilarating, exhausting … Read More

TJFrog Leaps into 2015
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I am not one for making New Year Resolutions although as one year passes into another I tend to have a ‘To Do’ list for the forthcoming months.  Top of the list for 2015 is to focus on … Read More

5KCBWDAY7 – Looking Back, Looking Forward
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  The final challenge is: “Look back over the last 7 days & look forward to one year for the 6th Knitting & Crochet Blog Week.” The last 7 days: I have found it quite a challenge to … Read More

5KCBWDAY6 – Views of Others, Views of Yourself
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  The challenge today is to: “Write about another knitter or crocheter that you admire.  Write about what you have been told about your knitting.” A particularly different one for me today as there are just … Read More

5KCBWDAY5 – Something a Bit Different
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The challenge today is to: “Blog different to how you normally blog.” Today I’ve invited my hubby to be my guest blogger.  I gave him the brief and a very tight timescale and this is what he … Read More

5KCBW4 – Conversations Between Workers
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The challenge today (oops yesterday) is (was) to: “Write a descriptive introduction about a tool you use for your craft, then write a dialogue between yourself & this item.” The tool I am lost without in knitting … Read More

5KCBW3 – Experimental Photography
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  The challenge today is to: “Refresh skills at creating attention grabbing pictures.” My photography skills are pretty basic. I usually focus on trying to get everything I want in the picture, ensure colours reflect the … Read More

5KCBWDAY2 – A Dating Profile
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The challenge for Day 2 is to: “Write a dating profile for one of your finished projects.”   I’m known as Colour Craving and my design is a creation of Stephen West. I first arrived on the … Read More

5KCBWDAY1 – A Day in the Life
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  Day 1 of the Knitting & Crochet Blog Week has arrived – the challenge today is to: “Describe a day in the life of a project that you have made, or are in the process … Read More

Blogging Challenge
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As a relative newcomer to blogging, I am still finding my way with the whole concept. So when I saw a post by Eskimimi Makes about the 5th Annual Knitting & Crochet Week, 2014 I decided to … Read More

Knitting Group Entertainment!
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An unexpected enjoyment I have had since I took up knitting again is being part of a knitting group.  Our group came together in 2009 when we were all doing Debbie Abrahams Mystery Blanket, Arabian Nights.  Although no … Read More

The Mysteries of Knitting
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The idea for TJFrog began on the life changing knitting course I attended in France, 2008. Here I was joined by an incredible group of knitters who did not cease to amaze me with their knitting … Read More

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