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  • Knitting Project: Kultakala

    A Guest Post from my Partner, Kirsty: Cardigans are going to be quite a necessity for our autumn boys and I can’t wait to see them in a range of brightly coloured, handmade ones. Pattern: Basic Raglan Baby Cardigan Sweater by Keya Kuhn Yarn: Rowan Softknit Cotton in Indigo Blue, Burnt Orange and Marina Needles: 4 and 4.5mm This pattern is perfect for those with little to no experience with seamless cardigan construction. It’s straightforward, detailed and easy to follow, and the finished design is both gorgeous and practical. As for the yarn, I don’t usually enjoy working with cotton, but Rowan Softknit is not only lovely and soft but braided too, so it doesn’t tend to split. It’s so easy to work with! Amber chose the colours for this cardigan (and surprised me by bringing them home for me one day), and after knitting it up and seeing the result, I’m definitely hoping…

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    A Letter to Our Sons

    A Guest Post from my Partner, Kirsty To my sons, You are twenty weeks in utero as I write this. We have just come home after seeing you both at the twenty week scan, hearts beating, hands moving, feet kicking. I feel compelled to write this now because suddenly you have both become very real to me – I have been so excited about you before you were even conceived, but today was the day when I saw you both on that screen and, for the first time so far, instead of thinking ‘I’m going to be a mum’ I thought, ‘I’m going to be your mum.’ I am so, so excited to be your mum. You should know how wanted you both are. There will always be someone, somewhere, ready to tell you that there is only one right way, and that is between a man and a woman,…

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