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Cracked Open A Chickadee

Cracked Open A Chickadee

Chickadee Sweater

 Beginning my weekend with a new project which I’d been procrastinating about for the past two weeks mainly for sizing reasons. Then when I thought I’d happily picked which size I was going to commit too I picked up my grey main colour and tension sampled it. I found it was knitting to a worsted weight tension of 20 stitches to 10cm, rather than DK weight of 22 stitches like the other colours…

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— 2 days ago
#Adapted  #Chickadee  #clickdk  #country style dk  #fairisle  #Killtocraft  #knits  #Knitting  #Littleredinthecity  #pattern  #ravelry  #Sirdar  #topdown  #yoke  #Ysolda  #YsoldaTeague 
The Great British Sewing Bee Final (Spoiler Alert)

The second series of The Great British Sewing Bee has been up and running on our TV screens since February the 18th. Every week we’ve been anxiously and excitedly watching in anticipation to see who’s out and who may win. Its been the highlight of my television viewing and whilst working in a business full of ladies who like crafts, we’ve literally all been tuning in.
The day after its airing on…

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— 2 days ago
#Bee  #Chinelo  #greatbritishsewingbee  #sew  #sewing  #Sewingbee  #Televison 
Spring In My Step

Pussy Willow 2

Yorkshire’s finest April drizzle is under way but we have been seeing some beautiful blue skies.

Blossoms have been flowering, bushes become bushier and trees are getting their green.

Nothing better then to perk yourself by venturing outside and taking a few snaps of the Spring season.

Looking forward to the weekend walks, photo taking and evening drives.

What are you most looking forward to…

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— 1 week ago with 1 note
#blossom  #flowers  #photography  #seasons  #Spring  #Weather  #Yorkshire 
The Bingo Wing Defect

The Bingo Wing Defect

So I got under way with finishing off the first sleeve, which I’d started about two weeks previous. With work being busy and over time been needed my play time had to be put aside for later so all knitting or designing was to a screeching halt! Since finishing the garment I’ve also had another much need rest as you know why.

Vintage inspired topThese Sleeves should have worked out quite simply but before knitting a…

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— 1 week ago
#50&039;s  #caridgan  #classic  #elegant  #jumper  #knit  #knits  #Knitting  #ravelry  #sweater  #Vintage 
Funeral Flowers

Afternoon Friends,
I’ve decided it’s time to start again with the posts to give me a motivational push forward. I think we can all understand you can rest and mull over things more and more but it isn’t going to make it or you feel any better.
I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been doing this last week whilst going through a bit of hardship; I still managed to pick up those needles and carry…

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— 2 weeks ago with 1 note
#books  #crochet  #flowers  #funeral  #goodbyes  #grandad  #Granddad  #knit  #knits  #Knitting  #LesleyStanfield  #lily  #love  #Pin  #RIP  #rose 
Having A Slight Absence.

Might be a little while till my next post. x

I was intending on posting a few days ago to announce that I might be away for a few weeks with family issues and hospital visiting however whilst I’d taken time to write half of the post I then gotten very sad news with the loss of my Grandad.
I don’t like the idea of sad posts but he meant every thing too me and so over the next few weeks or so you may see less posting but I didn’t want you to…

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— 3 weeks ago
Killin’ It! We’ve hit over 200 followers, Thank you all so much

So this time last year I opened Killtocraft as a way to share my patterns and other crafts or DIY loves and a hint of my life with you all.

Killin’ It! We’ve hit over 200 followers, Thank you all so much

So this time last year I opened Killtocraft as a way to share my patterns and other crafts or DIY loves and a hint of my life with you all.

— 1 month ago
#200  #anniversary  #blog  #blogging  #Congratulations  #followers  #gain  #Goals  #Killtocraft  #knits  #Knitting  #patterns  #readers  #Support  #writing 
Back To Pattern Writing, check out my new blog post #knitting

Yesterday  I decided after a bit of cleaning and catching up with house work to settle down with some actual work which I’d been letting escape me a little due to busy life at work and with family.

Back To Pattern Writing, check out my new blog post #knitting

Yesterday  I decided after a bit of cleaning and catching up with house work to settle down with some actual work which I’d been letting escape me a little due to busy life at work and with family.

— 1 month ago
#cathkidston  #coffee  #knits  #Knitting  #patterns  #Vintage  #Weekend  #writing 
That Shade Of Distraction

That Shade Of Distraction, check out my latest blog post on my new socks.

Finally I have my second instalment of patterns (On The Edge Of Dijon) ready for you all to enjoy. The week before releasing I found that one shade I’d used on my new pattern that had already been written and knitted had been discontinued and was no longer available for purchasing. So sad and frustrating when most of the design popped due to that shade. I’d also spent quite a while picking the…

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— 1 month ago
#doubleknitting  #Extrafinemerinodk  #free  #Killtocraft  #knit  #knits  #Knitting  #ontheedgeofdijon  #pattern  #socks  #Sublime  #Sublimeyarns  #yarn 
Working Hard and Battling Through!

Working Hard and Battling Through!

I haven’t posted much over the past few weeks and I’ve been missing you so I’m aiming to do some catching up today and get a few posts ready for through the week.
How is everybody? Good?! I hope your all well.
I’ve been striving on through the thick and thin these past few weeks. The beginning of this year has been a  rocky road but I’m glad to say I’m get through it all okay. So much so that I got…

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— 1 month ago