Author Archives: yarnsmithery

About yarnsmithery

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

Castonitis

Yep, the Single Project Status didn’t last long 😉 Last week I started a vintage style cardigan, which is making good progress, but it isn’t the best travel knitting. So I had to cast on some self-striping socks … And of course, while I … Continue reading

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Vintage knit

What Elaine knit next! I recently joined a group of volunteers who meet at the Black Country Living Museum, knitting and sewing clothes and accessories to support the museum’s costume department. Having finished my grey cardigan in super-quick time, I was perfectly placed … Continue reading

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Philodendron Finished!

This cardigan pattern has been in my queue since I bought it in 2015, so when I was deciding on a Christmas project, it seemed like a good time to make it happen. Cast-on on Christmas Eve, it has grown … Continue reading

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So … Socks

A short post this week to share with you my latest Finished Object … My Nutkin socks are off the needles and ready for my feet! The only change I made to the pattern was to use rib for the cuff, instead … Continue reading

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Second Chances

Somehow, over the course of 2017 I managed to address my WIP (work-in-progress) pile; bravely unravelling a small number of the languishing projects and happily finishing others. I was surprised by the sense of achievement I felt. Yes, the finished objects … Continue reading

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Lovely Lichen

My knitting prompt this week came while tidying some winter damage on the apple trees with my volunteer colleagues – the branches carried a range of coloured lichen, in amazing patterns and textures … I believe it’s possible to dye … Continue reading

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The opposite of unravel

I’ve been unravelling this week – just some knitting, you understand 😉 It occurred to me that I often “unravel”, but I’ve never used (or even come across) the opposite word “ravel” … So I looked it up to check it … Continue reading

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Winter Sun

The temperatures hit freezing again overnight, leaving a sprinkling of crunchy frost to greet us this morning. The sky was clear and blue, calling to me to escape for half an hour, so I put on my knitwear and headed … Continue reading

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Finishing off the year

It came as a genuine surprise this week to realise that I only have one knitting project on the needles … No project bags tucked out of sight, no languishing WIPs, no unloved UFOs (unfinished objects). Just one project, and … Continue reading

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The sock so far …

I was after a simple sock pattern – not completely plain, but easy enough for everyday knitting. My friend – and knitting guru – had recently recommended Nutkin, a free pattern by Knitzi (available via Ravelry), and I decided to give it … Continue reading

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