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  1. Promotion of AnniesCraftyMakes

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    As part of my promotional blog posts the first person I am highlighting is Anne from Anniecraftymakes. 
    Here is a little bit about Anne in her own words 
    I live in Weymouth, Dorset. I have been knitting and sewing most of my life. I have mostly taught myself with infleunce from my mother and grandmother. I have in the past done craft fairs and sold my textiles at a local craft shop. 
    I have now decided to open a Etsy shop called Anniecraftymakes selling my project bags. Each bag has its own name and is one of a kind. I luv to experiment with new ideas and designs. 
    My luv of knitting goes way back into my childhood watching my nan knit. I find it very calming and soothing.
    You can find me on Instagram and You Tube under Anniescraftymakes. I recently started podcasting and will be posting more in the future. 
    Anne makes the most beautiful bags which you can see here 
    Easter Bunnies 
    Bird Dreams 
    Bees in flight 
    Pink fire 
    Please go and show Anne some support on her social media and new Etsy shop. 
    If you have enjoyed this promotion on my blog and would like the chance to be featured please drop me a message. 
  2. Rainbow afterthought heel socks

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    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! 
    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. 
    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. 
    Let let me know what you enjoy knitting in the comments