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Why I Miss Being A Yayii

Why I Miss Being A Yayii

When my son started to learn to babble, he picked up syllables in a fairly standard way. ‘Mama’ came before ‘dada’, though, which is a less common ordering, and in my son’s parlance meant ‘I am sad and want comforting’, which as a Mama I […]

Words Are Important: Let’s Talk Winners And Whiners

Words Are Important: Let’s Talk Winners And Whiners

Every day Instagram brings forth pictures of modern calligraphy. There is a definite form to most of the new letter styles and it seems very popular. It’s words, made beautiful. Often, the words are beautiful themselves; positive, affirming, words of strength, happiness and encouragement. Over […]

Lace Pattern Preferences Survey Results

Lace Pattern Preferences Survey Results

Thank you to everybody who took part in the survey to help determine the format of future Eskimimi Makes patterns to best suit knitters’ preferences. My own preference for lace knitting is to knit from charts as I find them easier to manage and keep […]

Lace Pattern Questionnaire: Charts & Instructions

Lace Pattern Questionnaire: Charts & Instructions

Whilst working on a new pattern that is soon to be released, I thought a temperature check of knitters’ and readers’ pattern preferences might be useful, to make sure that future pattern releases are as relevant to the needs of those who might knit them […]

Time, Beauty And Achievement

Time, Beauty And Achievement

Every now and again I will tend to write a little on why I continue to make and create, re-invent and imagine and, ultimately, why I still maintain this site. The reasons I have had have changed somewhat over the years, from the previous incarnation […]

Progression – The Great British Sewing ME

Progression – The Great British Sewing ME

I have often considered (and occasionally written about) the progression of skill in crafting and how different people variously approach further learning in their craft. I admit a strange unease and frustration when I have heard people discuss at stalls or within stores the knitting […]