Caron Cakes Review and Granny Blanket

Caron Cakes Review and Granny Blanket

So I finally got my hands on a Caron Cake! They've been immensely popular Stateside since last summer, and now they are landing in the UK - finally. The online knitting and crochet forums are mad for these yarn cakes, but every now and then a quiet dissenting voice is...

How to Read a Knitting Pattern

How to Read a Knitting Pattern

I speak to lots of people who want a bit of advice about their knitting. Sometimes it's how to cast on, or pick up stitches, or sew two pieces together. We'll talk about those techniques in future posts. Today, we're looking at how to read a knitting pattern - how to...

A Week in the Life of a Wool Shop Owner

A Week in the Life of a Wool Shop Owner

Well here I am, living the dream. I mean, how great to have a job that means I can sit around and knit all day, right?! Well yes, sort of. But frustratingly there's actually very little knitting involved in my day-to-day, even though I own a wool shop. So here's some...

Caron Cakes UK Prize Draw

Caron Cakes UK Prize Draw

Caron Cakes are coming to the UK and to celebrate, Magnolia Tree Crafts is holding an amazing prize draw. All you need to do is place your pre-order for the cake(s) of your choice, and join our Caron Cakes UK group on Facebook. For every pre-order made, you will be...

The Art of Sock Knitting – Which Method is Best?

The Art of Sock Knitting – Which Method is Best?

Sock knitting - love it or terrified by it? Or simply baffled? 😉 At the start of this year I rather enthusiastically announced to my weekly knitting group that I planned to knit 'every' style of sock, trying out 'every' sock knitting method. Hmmm, 1.5 socks in to...

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