Always the Last to Know


I wasn’t planning on talking about Del Amitri when I sat down to write this blog post, but when I typed the title, I started singing and had to pause to go and pop their album on.  It’s probably not cool and definitely not relevant to the rest of this post, but I LOVE DEL AMITRI, always have and I make no apologies for it.

Anyway, I’ll sing while I type if that’s ok?

Why am I always the last to know?  Well it’s as simple as this.

I was watching the third episode of Terri from A Fine Fish Yarns, podcast and she mentioned that she always thought dpn holders were just for dpn’s?

They are aren’t they?

dpn holder
Image pinched from Hawthorn Cottage Craft

Apparently not!

Did you know you can also use them to keep your circular needles tidy in your project bag?  No, me neither, but having discovered this now (thank you Terri), I must have all the dpn holders.  Come to me, my precious ♥♥♥

2016-07-06 09.58.30Aren’t they just lovely?  I bought them from Kate at Hawthorn Cottage Craft and she also 3 different teas for me to try too.

Confession time, I’m a black tea girl, but I’ve tried one already – ‘Pukka Love Tea’.  I drank it, so I guess it must have been OK?  Actually, it was much nicer than I was anticipating and I could even be tempted to buy some, maybe.

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Look at the lovely little progress keeper that Kate sent too.

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Just in case you still don’t believe me, look the dpn holders work perfectly for circular needles.  As I’ve my sock stitches split over two needles, I’ve slotted them in from each side, to avoid over bending my cable.

2016-07-06 10.00.27Super tidy or what?  No more getting stabbed by knitting needles poking out of my bag and if that’s not enough of a reason to use one, look just how pretty they are.

I should probably state for the record that Kate isn’t sponsoring this post or anything like that, just in case you were wondering.  I already have one of her lovely bucket bags and love the care and attention to detail she’s put in to it, so it stands to reason that I’d go back to her.  Her dpn holders are already very reasonably priced at £6 each, but if you pop over to this page on Olann and, you’ll find a discount code Kate generously gave to Olann and readers.  Of course, I’m assuming if you’re reading this then you probably also read the magazine.  If you do decide to have a look at the Hawthorn Cottage Craft Etsy Shop, why not ask Kate if she’ll make you a matching bag and dpn holder?  (I might have done that too 😉

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I’ve been up to loads of other bits and pieces as per usual, but we’ll leave that for another post.  Happily the needles I mentioned in the second episode of the Not Olann and Podcast arrived on Monday.  (super speedy snail mail)

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The multicoloured shawl is finished and currently blocking and there has also been some time spent using this.  More about that to come on the Olann and blog soon, but I love it so much I’m itching to share it now.

I’m going to step away from the keyboard before I publish a photograph I’m not supposed to.  Instead I’ll sign off and get back to some serious singing before I head to meet my knitterly pals this evening for some cake, a giggle and some knitting too.

Happy Making

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5 thoughts on “Always the Last to Know

  1. Can I ask where you got your knitpro cubics? I am having a few problems with my hands and I think the cubics might work for me.

    • Hi Jackie I got mine from Get Knitted in Bristol. If they dont have the size you’re looking for on the website, email them. I think postage is free to the UK if you spend £25 or over, so i got them sent to my UK An Post Address Pal and only paid €3.50. They really help my hands, but i also find mixing up my projects help. I might work on one thing for a while and then switch to something else. Let me know how you get on. X

      • Thank you I will check out the website and let you know how I get on. Swapping around projects shouldn’t be a problem, lots of things on the go 🙂

  2. Placed my order on Thursday, it arrived yesterday, wonderful service. Amazing needles, they felt a bit strange at first but I love them now 🙂

    • Their service is great isn’t it Jackie. I’m thrilled you like the needles, you’re right they’re a little strange to begin with, but you’ll soon find you won’t want to knit with anything else. My only real exception is when i’m knitting socks with much thinner needles, then I still prefer to use standard round ones.
      Happy Knitting

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