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There's no point in knitting socks (and other myths)

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There's no point in knitting socks (and other myths)

"You're knitting socks?" asked a friend recently, "what's the point?" "Have you tried a pair of hand-knit socks before?" I asked in return. "No but you can just buy them in shops. So much less hassle." Ah yes, and so is buying a jumper, a hat, scarf and gloves but this is not why we knit. If we wanted something simple, which we could buy, then we wouldn't go to the trouble of learning to knit in the first place. We knit because the process brings a level of joy and calm to our lives that no other thing can...

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Why craft needs International Women's Day and why women need craft

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Why craft needs International Women's Day and why women need craft

Six years ago today I walked out of my office from a career I loved and never went back. It seems incredibly appropriate that my maternity leave and what I knew to be my last day there was marked by International Women's Day. Over the months building up to that moment I had been questioned about my decision-making ability, told I wouldn't have a job to come back to and kindly informed that it didn't matter anyway because "women produce a hormone that means they don't want to return to work after having a baby." That didn't even scratch the...

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Meet The Notions

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Meet The Notions

If, like us, you are eternally searching for where your stitch markers have disappeared to (we suspect hiding with the hair clips), then the answer is Atomic Knitting's snag-free stitch holders which come in their own storage tin; significantly slowing down the speed at which they can make their way down the back of the sofa cushion.THE STITCH HOLDERS, NEEDLES & NEEDLE HOLDERBy Atomic Knitting Atomic Knitting celebrates its 10th birthday this year, which given that it is an online business which started before Facebook cottoned on to its marketing potential and Instagram was unheard of is something to truly celebrate...

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Eden Cottage Yarn

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Eden Cottage Yarn

Today we check out the yarn that will make Elk Tooth. There are so many wonderful yarn producers today that it is hard to know where to start. When we started planning for this box we really wanted a high quality yarn, it was essential that it was British and that the yarn spoke something of Sonic Knits. The obvious answer was Eden Cottage Yarn.We cannot pass our local yarn stores which stock ECY without going in to admire the colours and quality in the ECY range. Not to mention being avid Instagram followers. Plus, Fiona was born and bred...

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Do you want to find out what is in the first box?

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Do you want to find out what is in the first box?

The stock is in and we are busy packing boxes ready for our first shipment on 1 June. We want to give our subscribers a chance to check out their box contents before we reveal them to you guys but we want to share the great stories behind the products with everyone. We will be revealing one item a day over the course of a week through our newsletter, starting on Saturday 4 June. If you would like to find out more about Sonic Knits Club sign up on the form below. Find out more * indicates required Email Address...

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