Homespun: Light ideas for knits

Knitted lampshades!

Ooooh check out these knitted lampshades - just spied them on Land of Nod and seriously want to buy the full set (although this level of splurging is usually reserved for craft SUPPLIES, so hoping that blogging about them will relieve the urget to splurge!). They've also got us inspired for thinking up other ways to fill our homes with knitted details... Read more

5 Xmas projects to start making now!

OK so Christmas may still be 3 months away, but there are some craft projects that never get done when we leave them until early December to start making! So we've rounded up a few of our big craft patterns for you to curl up and start making in advance, nice & early this month... we'll be bringing you plenty of quicker makes & ideas over the coming weeks but here are a few real 'get your teeth stuck into' projects to wow your friends & family with this Christmas if you get crafting this month...

6 summer fair isle knits

All these long light evenings are the perfect excuse to curl up and enjoy some quality knitting nights. If, like us, you're fan of playing with pattern, we've picked out our 6  favourite summer fair isle knitting patterns to inspire you to knit up a splash of colour! Read more & reach for your needles to play with pattern this summer...

Summer fair isle knitting patterns

5 favourite knits for tiny tots

When it comes to baby knitting patterns, we've been pondering lately - why stick to blue and pink when there's a rainbow of bright colour options out there? We've rounded up our favourite baby knitting patterns to add zing to mini wardobes everywhere! Read more to get inspired for baby brights...

Bright baby knitting patterns

Bunting update: Fun with blocking!

Our knitted bunting project is going brilliantly! With a pile of gorgeous-but-wobbly woolly triangles already made, we're now smoothing things out with the magic art of blocking.

Knitted bunting

Read on for more about our blocking adventures, and find out how you can knit along with us.

Mostly making: knitted bunting

We've swapped our embroidery needles for the soothing clackety clack of knitting needles this week - and have been busily spending our evenings knitting triangles to make knitted bunting. The plan? To festoon our stand at next months' Stitch & Craft Show with some lovely homespun decor! We'll hosting The Making Spot lounge at London Olympia at the show, and can't wait. We're using Amanda Jones' Quick Knit Party Bunting pattern (first seen in Simply Knitting's Royal Wedding Supplement), & swapped the colours from red, white & blue to The Making Spot's colour palette. Read more to find out how we're getting on...

Loving this bunting knitting pattern

Special thanks Karen Whittock Flannigan for her photo skills - she took this close up shot of our bunting in action!

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We ♥ knitting

The beauty of valentines in the craftiverse is you get to nose at LOVELY craft projects packed full of heart motifs. So here we celebrate the humble heart with a few of our favourite ways to craft with love...

Knitted baby hat - heart pattern