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About yarnsmithery

Sharing my love of yarny craft and encouraging others to give it a go!

Wonder Web

This wonderful web was shimmering in this morning’s mist – a work of art, combining skill and dedication, and producing a piece with a practical purpose … Echoes of knitting? We might not be able to compete with the talented … Continue reading

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We have Cast-Off!

Today I’m happy to be sharing a Finished Object with you 😀 Remember the camel 4-ply from my deep stash? It had been passed over and ignored so many times, yet had survived periodic clear-outs, so perhaps it was just … Continue reading

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Grateful to be considered Knitworthy

As a Knitter, I love to see what other crafters are making and I admire the effort and skill that goes into every creation, whether it is yarn-based or not. Pottery, painting, glasswork, metalwork, card-making – I love to see … Continue reading

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Upcycling again!

Earlier this year I made a bag from an inadvertently felted cardigan and I had a few pieces of felted material left over to make another, so here’s the result of this week’s bank holiday Monday 😀 Continuing the principle of using … Continue reading

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Guide to Modern Knitting – in 1939!

Thanks to the handwritten dedication to a family member on the title page, I know that this book dates from before Christmas 1939 … It contains tips and techniques for new and experienced knitters, as well as a range of … Continue reading

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Turn a Square

A generous friend brought a big bag of stash to our knit-and-natter afternoon, inviting us all to dive for treasure. Lots of oddments, many mysteries, all looking for a good home. Conscious of my own stash-down challenge, I fought temptation … Continue reading

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Baileys Irish Cream

As part of my self-imposed challenge to reduce my long-standing stash, I unearthed a pack of eight balls of Rowan 4-ply Soft, 100% merino in Shade 393, a classic camel colourway. A pre-Ravelry purchase, the source details are a bit hazy – … Continue reading

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Corrugated Curves

Do you really need three guesses? What do you think this moulded roof remind me of? 😉 Easily overlooked as grey, boring and utilitarian, this roof covers a relatively modern annexe at Melin Tregwynt, a traditional woollen mill located between Fishguard … Continue reading

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Shakespeare References

Unexpected knitting thoughts while out and about? This time, I was faced with a literary rabbit hole. The ostensibly calming verse on the bedroom wall at Wightwick Manor came from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, albeit tactfully omitting the opening line about murder! Act … Continue reading

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Yarn or tea? How about both?

Coals to Newcastle? Or better still, knitting to a Welsh yarn shop 🙂 And even better still, this particular yarn shop has a lovely cafe at one end, serving teas, coffees, lunches and cake … This photo shows part of … Continue reading

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