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  1. I love knitting socks! I usually make them as gifts so I don’t have an array of hand knitted socks for myself. This last pair I made though I decided we’re definitely going to be for me. I bought the yarn a long time ago in a destash. 

     
    So you might be asking yourself if you aren’t a knitter why make socks when you can just buy them? There are so many reasons why but for me the main ones are:-
     
    They are a small project that don’t take that long to make. 
    Knitted in the round so no seams, so you just knit round and round so perfect tv knitting. 
    The best reason of all is they feel amazing to wear! 
     
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    Anyway back to the rainbow socks. I made these using 2.25mm circular needles then put in an afterthought heel. Which does mean cutting your knitting to insert a heel! But with practice this is easy and not as terrifying as it sounds. I use this method quite a lot although I enjoy making them with a traditional heel flap and gusset too. 
     
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    I had a little bit of yarn left so I made a pair of super cute baby socks for my granddaughter so she can have rainbow socks too. 
     
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    Let let me know what you enjoy knitting in the comments 
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    The back to school season is upon us once again. I have been on the lookout for unique different items to include in this blog post. So I searched on twitter I have found some great companies that offer some awesome back to school products 

     

     

    Postboxed  is unique as everything we sell is small enough to be posted directly through letterboxes, for hassle-free gifting! We have a range of back to school products and a special Back to School Gift box. We sell the gift box for £25.95. This includes free UK delivery (in a letterbox friendly box), free gift-wrapping and a free gift card. 



     

    Send this brightly coloured gift to celebrate the start of a new school year. With all items from London's Happy Jackson, each box contains: 

    Colouring Pencils: This Set of 12 pre-sharpened double-ended colouring pencils from London's Happy Jackson is presented in a beautiful tin reading 'Colouring in! How much fun can one person have?!'

    Sticky Notes, Notepad & Pencil Set: Included in each gift is a set of 100+ sticky notes in 8 different colourful designs, a notepad with the words 'Stuff I gotta get done!' on each page and a cute pink pencil printed with the word 'YEAH!'. 

    Pencil Case: This slim, glossy, turquoise pencil case is decorated with the words 'Happy Days!' on both sides. The perfect inspiration to brighten any day for the lucky gift recipient!  

    All items are gift-wrapped and packaged in the same letterbox-friendly box with our signature customisable gift card.  

     

    https://www.postboxed.co.uk

     

     

    Next up is what2buy4kids this is taken from their website. What a lovely website with so many choices.

     

    "what2buy4kids is an online toy shop that sells high quality toys, exciting gifts and fun presents for kids. Recently one of our customers described us as  - "The Toy Store That Cares" and I believe she summed us up beautifully!"

     

    These are just a sample of the back to school items that they stock, lots more to choose from! 


    https://www.what2buy4kids.co.uk

     

     

     

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    Stephen  Joseph Space Lunch Box

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I hope all your children have a great first day back at school and hope this guide has helped you somewhat.