Sandra's Designing Blog

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  1. I can't believe its just 1 week where here in the UK we were told that all our pubs, restarants and cafe's had to close. Then over last weekend, camp sites were closed (we were booted off one) and then Monday (or was it Tuesday, I'm now getting my days all mixed up) it was an enforced lock down. 
    I work from home, and as long as the post office or some other courier service are still operating I can still work, still send out kit , yarn, needles etc to you people that want to keep yourself craftily entertained during your own lock down. 

    So want to learn or knit something challenging?
     
    Mosaic slip stitch patterns are great for home decorations and wearable items alike. Download a pattern or buy a kit. Try out my free guidance here
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    From the simple (The Swivel Gloves) to the complicated (Brioche Blossom Shawl) get your Brioche fix here.
    Fancy learning Brioche, then why not pre- book your 1:1 session with Sandra in Slaithwaite, Huddersfield in a few months time or try following my free advise here.
    Cable Kits and Knits
    Lace Kits and Knits
    Still 1 or 2 places left on the mystery KAL which is due to start early April. Only open to UK people now, as you will need to purchase the yarn from me I need to make sure you all receive it before the KAL starts.

    Once purchased a section of the KAL pattern will be emailed to you on a regular basis (as quick as I can design and knit) and you will get access to an exclusive facebook group, where we will chat, swap photos, talk through the pattern, find new ways of doing things and generally help each other along with the project. 

    The KAL pattern itself is free, you will just pay for the yarn. All I ask is that you come along to the group and join in. It should be fun and a great learning experience.  

    The KAL facebook group is set up and waiting for you! . Just let me know if you want to join in.

     
     
  2. I have felt like reaching out to my little band of followers over the last few weeks as I've seen the Corona Virus spreading across the globe. I have not really known what to say though.

    Tonight in the UK we have just been told that all pubs, nightclubs, cafes and bars are shutting their doors. It will quickly become apparent here in the UK that we need to take this crisis very seriously. I think tomorrow it will be a different world for us here. 
    A world where we are responsible for keeping ourselves and those around us safe whilst keeping those around us at a distance, weird.... .
    A world where we have to find new ways of entertaining ourselves and where we have more time to be entertained.
    A world where we have to meet over the internet, get married with no guests and not be able to fly to exotic places.
    A world where we can take delight in the views around us, rejoice when we hear the birds singing in the morning and look forward to the flowering of the spring bulbs.
    A world where we have the time to read those books we wanted to read, learn the new language we always wanted to learn, finish all those knitting wip's!   (only joking!)
     
    I plan to use this time and opportunity to get know some of you better; create a little group of knitters that want to learn new techniques whilst chatting about our troubles and our news.   I have decided to design and knit a mystery KAL (Knit Along). This will be a limited edition KAL using some lovely 100% wool yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners. You will need to purchase the yarn from me. Once purchased a section of the KAL pattern will be emailed to you on a regular basis (as quick as I can design and knit) and you will get access to an exclusive facebook group, where we will chat, swap photos, talk through the pattern, find new ways of doing things and generally help each other along with the project. 

    The KAL pattern itself is free, you will just pay for the yarn. All I ask is that you come along to the group and join in. It should be fun and a great learning experience.  

    The KAL facebook group is set up and waiting for you! . Just let me know if you want to join in.