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Some thoughts on life, yarn a few other bits!

All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please note that anything pre-January 2018 was originally written in another package. I have transferred it over here but not all the information has translated as it should. I am slowly going through and editing old posts but please bear with me – if things look a bit strange 🙂

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Yarn Fairs and Wooly Festivals

Do you love yarn? So, the first of the year's yarn fairs are almost upon us (well actually it's Unravel this weekend but we don't talk about that as I have applied 3 years in a row and never managed to get a place...😫) Anyway, I'm going to be at the Knitting and...

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A SideWinder in the making

I saw the photograph on the right being circulated last year in one of the many Facebook craft groups I follow and people were desperately trying to track it down. It looks absolutely gorgeous and everyone wanted to know where they could get the pattern or buy the...

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New Look!

New year, new website, same great products. I have been deliberating over what to do with my website since the birth of my second son just over 2 years ago. When I originally started Luxury Yarns, I built the site on a platform that was the best choice at...

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Scam Alert!!!

I feel compelled to share this - scams become more and more commonplace every day, and I know too many people who have fallen victim to them. Therefore, I am writing this in the hope that if anyone else does a google search under any info in this post, this might help...

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Nottingham Yarn Expo

So, I am a bit excited and a bit nervous - I am off to Nottingham Yarn Expo on Friday. It's the first NYE and although I've done several shows this year, this one I wont have my friend Deb from FindMeKnitting with me. Shows on your own can be very lonely, not to...

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Clever Customers

It was pointed out to me today that I haven't written anything here in a very long time...  I don't have long (when do I ever with 2 smalls, 2 businesses and a dog) but I thought I would quickly add some photos sent to me last week by my lovely customer Jane, who I...

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Photos and models

I have spent the last couple of weeks asking various friends to model for me. This feels very strange as it's an odd question and some that some people are flattered by and others horrified! As you know Luxury Yarns is still just me, and I do not have the money to pay...

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I’m in print…

So, I got an email from Country and Town House Magazine asking me if I would help write an article on why it's a good time to start knitting (and crocheting but that part is coming next week). I have no idea where they heard about me, but was very happy to oblige... I...

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