Tag Archives: Autumn

Creative lull

Inspiration has been hiding. The knitting has been practical and pre-planned. So I decided to keep a low profile while I let the lull run its course. Happily, I noticed a spark today … An “oh, look at that!” moment, … Continue reading

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Too hot to knit – part 2

The heatwave continues. Still too hot to knit … So, as this week’s yarny activity, I pulled all my knitwear out of the cupboard to give it a good airing and to check for moths. Touch wood – no sign of them. … Continue reading

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Lintilla – this week’s Finished Object

Having a number of smaller projects on the go, alongside a couple of bigger projects, seems to be a magic formula. The satisfaction of casting off lifts my spirits and keeps me motivated, giving me renewed determination to keep going … 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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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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Beautiful Blue

Hello! What do you think of this week’s inspiration? This photo – no filter – captures the ornate metalwork that greets visitors at the main entrance to Hanbury Hall, showcased here against a cloudless blue sky. I was inspired by … Continue reading

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Inspired by a day out

When you’re feeling a bit jaded, a day out with friends can lift your spirits and rekindle your creative inspiration! Here are some of the things that made me think of knitting and got those creative juices flowing again … … Continue reading

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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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Browsing around Baddesley

Early autumn is the perfect time to wander round the National Trust estates, taking in the crisp air and the rich colours. Defying the pessimistic weather forecast, we headed off to Baddesley Clinton, situated between Birmingham and Warwick. Over the moat, through … Continue reading

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Hedging edging

Caught in the late afternoon sunlight on a bright autumn day, the line of slim trunks at the base of this beautifully manicured hedging made me think of a knitted welt – 2×1 rib perhaps? Have you been unexpectedly reminded … Continue reading

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