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Faye Perriam-Reed  Knit designer/maker into nature, photography and sewing. Tech editor for The Knitter & Simply Knitting๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒพ

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New cheery green stripy socks! I should have got them finished for St Patrick's day really.. Yarn is @westyorkshirespinners Aire Valley 4ply in Mojito. Now what's next? ๐Ÿค—

I'm having a lovely couple of knit days with my mum as an in-between Mother's Day and birthday treat. I've been coveting her knitting so I had to steal it for a picture! This is the Hitchhiker shawl by Martina Behm knitted with Zauberball shade 1564 and it's so pretty!

My Nordic Lace Hat was my first pattern design, originally just written for myself. From this and the patterns that followed, I realised I loved the logic of pattern design and the community of knitters that wanted to make them, which led me to where I am today. I'm so grateful to all those people that supported me and gave me the confidence to keep designing in those early days, which set me on the exciting path I am still exploring. Thank you! ๐Ÿ’™

My magic tools: tea, hot cross buns, hair grips, safety pins, spare needles and trusty stitch markers. Bobby pins are THE most handy thing I always have on my person, I use them instead of a cable needle, for holding stitches if I'm doing some knit-surgery or for marking stitches at a push. They never fail me!

If there's one thing I've learnt about myself, I suck at making decisions. Especially when faced with a situation where there are just too many lovely things to choose from...

Ooh I love a yarn delivery ๐Ÿค— Thannks @fyberspates and @lottieknits ! Now I'm off to the park to knit socks in the sunshine ๐ŸŒž

On Saturday I took my Llangennith socks to meet their namesake ๐Ÿ˜Š
The beach (any beach!) has always been a favourite place of mine to knit when Chris is surfing. It was a bit drizzly this weekend so I got some design work done in the car before deciding I was being a wuss and should get out and go for a walk!

I'm loving the colours in this stashbusting hat I made for Chris. Purple and grey are @knightkraft Vintage Wool, green/blue is @blackeryarns Cornish Tin and the darker blue is @dropsdesign Alpaca worked double. By coincidence the Drops yarn contains flecks of turquoise and purple that exactly match the Blacker and Erika Knight yarns, but as it was dark when I started swatching I didn't realise until the next day. Pattern is Turn a Square by Jared Flood but you can't tell from this photo!

Just doing a spot of sock blocking.. ๐Ÿค—

New favourite jumper alert!
This is my finished Seven Sisters Pullover, designed by @mariknits and worked in @knittingtastic 's Daughter of a Shepherd 4ply. It's the perfect shape and fit (but looks a little tighter on this mannequin than it does on me). I'm completely in love with the weight and drape of this yarn and how it feels like I'll be able to wear it through some of Spring without feeling too warm.

The necklace is actually a silicone teething necklace that I shortened, made by my awesome friend @loopymakes in Frome ๐Ÿค—

Obligatory fancy coffee and knitting shot.. โ˜•๏ธ
#transformyouryarn #selfcare

I'm working on taking more time for myself at the moment. For the last five weeks I've been getting up a little earlier to make space for some yoga and mediation before I start my day. I'm trying to be more mindful in the things that I do, including knitting, and 'be decided there will always be a 'fun& #39; project on the needles (namely socks I imagine) for when I want to knit but don't want it to be work. These things are important I think, and my head is feeling all the better for it โ˜บ๏ธ ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒพ

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