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As mentioned over a month ago, I have just celebrated the start of my 9th blogging year! I published my first blog post in September 2006 on the day before Toby started school - he was still 4 years old... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Little Cotton Rabbits
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The last few weeks have been much busier than anticipated, mostly due to the complications of family life. In the meantime Autumn has arrived here, bringing wet and windy weather, falling leaves and cooler temperatures which happily has meant I've... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Thanks so much for all of the good wishes for Toby. He did indeed pass the Custard Cream test and was back at school for the rest of last week with only a slight snuffle. (for those of you who... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Just as we were starting to settle gradually back into term time routines Toby has come down with a mystery virus. He's not in a bad way (just his usual high temperature and lethargy) but having him at home for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Walking in the woods is a regular activity for us but not something that I ever seem to do on my own. It's usually Toby and me that wood-walk and Toby is always very much in charge. There's never really... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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As you might have noticed if you visit with me often, I do rather a lot of knitting but sewing is never part of my days and in truth is something that I find slightly scary. I've never felt that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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The last few days have been a bit dramatic for my liking with H being rushed by ambulance to hospital at the beginning of the week with severe abdominal pain. He was kept in overnight and had lots of tests... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Some moments from the first two weeks of our school break... Amy's summer hair, dip-dyed blue (which will hopefully wash out before she goes back to school or it will be time to get the scissors out!) Days of absolutely... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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The final few days before the long school summer break are always held in sacred regard here. It's the last chance for six weeks to savour complete quiet, unadulterated by Black Veil Brides screaming out of Amy's room or the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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The last couple of days have been so lovely weather-wise. We've spent almost every waking moment outside and it's been hard to get Toby to come in from the trampoline even after darkness has descended. He's also discovered how fun... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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I've not shared the rose chart yet - it's still a work in progress that I keep tweaking each time I make one. Once I'm happy with it I'll write it up to share x
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It works very well with wool, as fuzzier yarns help to hide the stitch below even better than tightly plied cottons.
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2014 on duplicate stitch at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Duplicate stitch (also known as Swiss darning) is a useful technique for adding a surface design onto an already knitted piece. It's a stitch I use a lot especially on the front of bunny jumpers and some of the more... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Just a quick post today to say that I've finished my little collection of seasonal sweaters which is now available if you fancy making any extra clothes for your little cotton rabbits. The pattern has 20 pages (with each design... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Can you believe the longest day of this year has already been and gone? My Summer solstice was a quiet one with Toby in respite for the day, Amy out with friends and H off cycling. I made the most... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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If you've been reading my blog for a while you may have a slight feeling of déjà vu in seeing this post. Don't worry, it's not you it's me - I have made a virtually identical blanket in the past.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Do you ever get the feeling that you're travelling through life on an escalator going the wrong way and although you're working pretty hard you are just not making any progress? I'm sure you do as there can't be many... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2014 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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If you've visited with me before you may remember the tiled blanket that I started back at the beginning of 2013. I had plans for it to become a throw for the ugly sofa but things had stalled a bit... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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I do love days which are designated as national woolly celebration days and happily we have a lovely one coming up later this week. It's part of the 'Love Your Yarn Shop' campaign from Let's Knit and Let's Get Crafting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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If you've popped in here for a visit over the last 5 days you may have been greeted by a blank page and been wondering what has happened to me and the little cotton rabbits. Last thursday Typepad (who host... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Price: £36 plus postage, sold thanks Rosalyn is hand knitted from one strand of Rowan Kidsilk haze (70% kid mohair, 30% silk) interwoven with one of Gedifra Angora Merino yarn (80% merino, 20% angora). Her clothes are all 100% cotton... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at little cotton rabbits shop
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Price: £36 plus postage Fannie is hand knitted from Malabrigo worsted (100% merino wool). Her clothes are all 100% cotton yarn, in 'burnt' and 'baby'. Please note that her tights and shoes are not removable but her dress is fastened... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at little cotton rabbits shop
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Price: £36 plus postage, sold thanks Carmen is hand knitted from 'Pebble' Louisa Harding Akiko (70% wool, 30% alpaca). Her clothes are all 100% cotton yarn, in 'bloom', 'fandango' and 'black'. Please note that her tights and shoes are not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at little cotton rabbits shop
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Hello and sorry to have been away for so long. There has been rather a lot going on here recently in between the day-to-dayness of family life. Of course I've been knitting lots and have finished off a few animals... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Yep, Spring has definitely arrived, hooray! We have spent the whole weekend out in the garden, sorting out the lawn (which is now mostly mud thanks to the very wet winter), tidying the beds ready for veg planting and just... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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