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Cooking up a colourful coaster!

Take one porridge oats box … Scissors, sticky tape and a ruler … Some colourful cotton yarn … Hey presto! My first attempt at weaving! 😄 The inspiration for this Blue-Peter-esque contraption came from the website of a hugely talented weaver, … Continue reading

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Lintilla in progress

A few weeks ago, the frilly petals of some striking tulips prompted me to cast on a project I’ve had in mind for a while – Lintilla by Martina Behm. I’m using Amitola DK by Louisa Harding. It’s 80% wool and 20% silk, … Continue reading

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Blooms

Over the years, I have held this traditionally hand-crafted box many, many times, and always admire the pretty, hand-painted flower design. It was a gift from a Swiss friend who is no longer with us, so it has extra-special significance, … Continue reading

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This and that

“Oh, you knit! What are you working on at the moment?” I have been asked this question many times. Almost as often as “how long does it take you to knit a jumper?”! Does the person really want to know? … Continue reading

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Short Rows and Frills

The gardener at Hanbury Hall was taking a short breather, contemplating how best to mow the triangle of grass so that the lines were straight and in keeping with the rest of the lawn. We had an interesting chat about the … Continue reading

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Hooked!

My latest project is a step outside my comfort zone … it has been a while since I crocheted and it is long overdue. The yarn is Lana Grossa Shades of Cotton, in the 101 colourway. It works up as … Continue reading

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Retro Tea Cosy

This little project proved to be an unexpected challenge – pulling the stranded yarn tightly across the back of the work felt so wrong! Normally, stranded colour work requires a nice, even tension to stop the floats from pulling. Here, … Continue reading

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Log Cabin Mitts

Sometimes you see a project on Ravelry and decide to try it out, there and then! The Log Cabin Mitts pattern by Karen Templer of the Fringe Association was one such project. I had two part-skeins of Drops Nepal in my stash, … Continue reading

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Edd the Duck

My decluttering has had its ups and downs, I have to admit. It’s a work in progress – much like my knitting! One of my rediscovered treasures was a video (yes, a VHS video) of Edd the Duck, recorded from the TV … Continue reading

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A nose for wool

There’s a “nose” in relation to wine, so why not for wool? I’ve thought about this several times this week, as I’ve found myself burying my nose in my knitting and breathing in the distinctive wool fumes emanating from my … Continue reading

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