Blogs — nottingham

The Soppy One

Posted by Eleanor Burke on

The Soppy One

I've been thinking about how and what to write on this since the first time it occurred to me that I might have to write it - well over a year and a half ago. Dr Chris was first headhunted on the 20th of October 2022 (our anniversary, that's the only way I remember) and that's the first time I've ever truly considered not having the shop in some capacity. He asked me if I'd be okay moving to Sweden with him and before I could even think about it I had said 'yes'. The reality of what that mean...

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Allow Me to Show Off Just a Little...

Posted by Eleanor Burke on

Allow Me to Show Off Just a Little...

I MADE A REALLY NICE JUMPER AND I MADE IT UP MORE OR LESS! So, Dr Chris is working over in Sweden at the minute and so I've been thinking of knitting him something lovely in wool for a little while. Two (now three...) weeks ago, I got chatting to a gorgeous customer about fairisle projects, I can't even remember what was said honestly but she totally inspired me and I cast something on that very night! I knew I wanted to do a top down, I knew I wanted it to be based on the navy colour in the King...

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THE Granny Square Jumper.

Posted by Eleanor Burke on

THE Granny Square Jumper.

I so enjoyed writing my last blog, and I've had a bit of a weird morning so I thought I'd sit downstairs in the stillness of the office and have another go. This time it might be a more familiar piece as it's appeared a lot of social media and on the newsletter (haven't sent one of those since before Christmas but who knows what might happen...). The piece in question is this one: I love that picture of me, it was a happy time in autumn last year and the whole garment had been a dream to put together. I...

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Eleanor, A Fat White Woman.

Posted by Eleanor Burke on

Eleanor, A Fat White Woman.

Well hello there! It is I! Who owns the shop, used to talk to you a lot and then disappeared because Casper is capable. I am back! I am on ADHD drugs! First day! Feeling competent! Let's see how long it lasts! I've had this concept floating around in my head for some time - more as a gnawing thought than anything productive, but today, probably as a result of the drugs it occurred to me to write a bloody blog! Firstly, I need you to know, if you're one of the people I'm talking about here, I know that you...

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Knit Nottingham on Nottingham (Part 1!)

Posted by Casper Alixander on

Knit Nottingham on Nottingham (Part 1!)

We talk a lot about yarn, knitting, crocheting and making on these blogs, so that's the first half of our name sorted. But, we never really talk about Nottingham itself. I'm not sure why, but now is as good a time as ever to do so. I asked Eleanor what her favourite things about Nottingham were and she listed about 30 bajillion things, so we're going to have to split this into two. Today we're going to talk about our favourite places in Nottingham proper, and later in the week we'll focus on the county. Sound good? Lets go! Eleanor and...

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