• Knitting

    Designing Butterflies

    In under a months time I’ll be yarn bombing a tree as part of the local arts trail, EEEEK! The theme for the yarn bombing is Winged Things. I’ve asked friends and family to get involved and as the theme is quite broad I’ve left it up to each person to decide what they want to create.

  • Knitting,  Wednesday Pattern Share

    Wednesday Pattern Share

    This week’s Wednesday Thursday Pattern Share is slightly selfish, but it’s a great pattern so I didn’t think anyone would mind! In the UK spring is most definitely well underway. The sun is shining and all of the plants are finally getting going. This lovely weather though has highlighted something I’ve known for a while, but have been trying to ignore; I have a serious deficit in the spring/ light weight knitwear section of my wardrobe! I have a long, cotton, crocheted cardigan I bought from Gap several years ago, and some cheap, slightly too small and ill fitting cardigans, but apart from that everything else is super warm and thick.…

  • Knitting,  Patterns,  Wednesday Pattern Share

    Wednesday Pattern Share: Knitted Farmyard Pencil Toppers

          I often need some inspiration on a Wednesday so I thought I’d start a new blog series ‘Wednesday Pattern Share’. Every Wednesday I’ll be sharing with you a pattern I have recently found which I really love, and I hope that you like them too! To start with I wanted to share these lovely knitted Farmyard Pencil Toppers from Amanda Berry. I have written before about how much I love Amanda Berry’s patterns so it’s no surprise that I’ve completely fallen in love with these pencil toppers I found on Ravelry. They’re sooo cute! I love their little googly eyes and I could definitely see me with a pig on the…

  • Sewing

    Dog Tote

      Hello! I hope you’re having a great weekend! The weather has been glorious this weekend, so it was a bit of a shame that I chose this weekend to finally use my dog fabric Christmas present. I still made sure I spent plenty of time in the garden though, so I don’t feel liked I missed out on the sun too much! I saw this dog print fabric on the M is For Make website before Christmas and instantly fell in love. I am totally dog crazy, so this had my name all over it! I created a pattern from some old paper, and made the design 41cm high and…

  • Charity,  CraftNews

    Craft News 16th April 2017

    Hello! Happy Easter Weekend! I hope you’re all having a glorious day. Shame the weather is much greyer than last weekend. Now that the new website is up and running (HURRAH!) I’m going to try and do a fortnightly post called ‘Craft News’. This will be a collection of my favourite craft news from around the world. So for the first Craft News EVER, I bring to you… BABY RHINO BLANKETS! I first read about this on the New Zealand Herald website. It’s actually a really sad story. The baby rhinos are made orphans by poachers killing their parents for their horns. Baby rhinos can’t regulate their own temperature and so people…

  • Uncategorized

    New Blog Name!

    Woo hoo! So as you have hopefully seen, I’ve updated my blog name and social media account! I hope you all like Coffee and Yarn! For some reason I can’t change the web address of my blog so that will have to come later, but everything else is done! I’m sure I’ll be making lots more changes to the colours and design of the site, but I’m really happy with the logo and name so they’ll definitely be staying! Hope you’re all having a fab Sunday! Julie      

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    Blog and Social Media Name Change

    Hello! So I have some exciting news! I have decided to change the name of my blog and social media accounts, wooo! I have loved developing The Knitted Jumper, but I think it’s time to move forward. I’m thinking of the new blog as The Knitted Jumper’s older sibling! There will be lots of developments in the current days and weeks, but I thought I would give a heads up as I am going to change the name of my social media accounts, and without an explanation that could be confusing! I am going to move the content from The Knitted Jumper to the new site, and the URL will…

  • Knitting

    Hello 2017

    Hello! Happy New year! I am writing this on the last day of January, so pretty much the last day it is acceptable to wish someone ‘Happy New Year’! 2016 for me, has been a very eventful year, thankfully in a good way! We moved back to Derbyshire from London, I started a new job, J started a three day commute to London and we began the process of adjusting to our new, lovely life away from the capital! And if that wasn’t enough, at the end of the year we started looking for a house to buy, and HURRAH we’ve bought one! We moved in last Thursday and I am…

  • Accessories,  Knitting Shows

    Bakewell Wool Gathering

      Hello! Happy Autumn! I hope you’re all having a great October so far. Things have been fairly busy at KJ HQ. LOTS of knitting thankfully, and lots of fun things too. This weekend we were at the Bakewell Wool Gathering. Bakewell is a beautiful market town in the Derbyshire Dales, next to the river Wye. It’s incredibly cute and the perfect location for a woolly gathering! There were lots of fab exhibitors there, with a really nice mix of some that were new to me and some that were familiar. There was a really great atmosphere, everyone was really friendly and helpful, and even though it was busy, it didn’t…