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Relax now – Doing it Your Way

I didn't always spin. And, to be honest, I haven't spun for ages – my spinning wheel sits next to my podcasting couch, and she looks a little lonely. I used to think spinning looked wildly complicated. My efforts at coordinating my feet and hands sitting at demo spinning wheels at yarn festivals were hilarious. Thankfully, they weren't enough to put me off entirely, but it did mean my spinning journey began with a tiny spindle rather than a big wheel. I've been reflecting on a few things...

By |2024-03-18T10:45:18+13:00April 26, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Knitting: 5 great things about Truly Myrtle patterns

My favourite kind of knitting is 90% "chill" with a splash of "twist". And, by twist, I mean an assortment of possible adventures, from clever construction and sublime details to effortless stitches producing incredible results. Some days I relish deciphering complicated charts and instructions that have me squinting my eyes and seeing if I can understand better with a fresh cup of tea in my hand. But mostly, when I pick up my needles, I crave straight-forward, manageable stitches with just a dollop of exuberance that's simple to master. So, it makes sense that I tend to stick to this recipe when I'm dreaming up my designs…there are 5 great features we focus on to make Truly Myrtle patterns enjoyable knits:

By |2024-03-18T10:45:18+13:00April 18, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Learn: Life Lessons from Your Knitting

It's safe to say I have a "knitting lifestyle". I frequently steal moments from my day to "knit just one more row", grab a project bag whenever I leave the house, and curl up on the sofa with knitting every night. It's odd to see me sitting without my knitting, and it feels even more peculiar to sit with my hands free. I've come to recognise the host of emotions that come with a "knitting lifestyle":

By |2024-03-18T10:45:18+13:00April 11, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Out in the wild: your truly myrtle knits

Your Truly Myrtle knits are gorgeous! We love seeing photos of them! It's inspiring to see how you make them yours by using fresh colour combos and new and exciting yarn and including modifications to the fit so they work perfectly for your shape. There's also something special about modelling your knits for the photos. It can feel weird and make us self-conscious, but for everyone who wants to see how your project looks and hangs and those who wish to inspect your yarn, it's fantastic to see a modelled knit. A photo with you in it brings everything to life.

By |2024-03-18T10:45:18+13:00March 29, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Doors are Open – Wardrobe Toolbox Season 5!

Are you ready?! The doors for Season 5 are open! And, they stay open until Monday 28 March. Don’t miss out! A lot happens inside Wardrobe Toolbox. We make friends, knit gorgeous patterns, share our making, learn things about ourselves and our knitting – and of course, have fun! Here are some of the things our members have had to say about Wardrobe Toolbox:

By |2024-03-18T10:45:18+13:00March 22, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Make Clothes for YOU

Many years ago, I gave myself the challenge to make an entire outfit in one month. It included knitting, sewing and jewellery. It was undeniably crazy. I lived, breathed and dreamed clothes and outfits. Mr Myrtle and my kids were all very patient as the housework accumulated and dinners were a disaster. I had so much fun, I was (mostly) very cheerful, and it transformed my wardrobe. I managed five months straight before I moved countries, and the whole thing became a bit tricky to sustain. There are usually three reasons we don't make more clothes for ourselves…

By |2024-03-18T10:45:18+13:00December 1, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wardrobe Toolbox – Season 4 is coming!

Are you ready?! Season 4 of Wardrobe Toolbox is coming! The doors open again on Saturday 18 September until Tuesday 28 September. Don’t miss out! It’s been fun inside Wardrobe Toolbox this year. We’ve made friends, knitted gorgeous new patterns, shared our making, learnt new things about ourselves and our knitting, and of course, had tons of fun. Here are some of the things that our members have had to say about their Wardrobe Toolbox Journey…

By |2024-03-18T10:45:18+13:00August 17, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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