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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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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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Snowflakes mitts ready for the snow!

My Selbu mittens with the snowflake pattern have been successfully road-tested this week – I finished them a matter of hours before the wintry weather hit! ☃ Having made a major adjustment to the original cuff, my plan had been to turn … 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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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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Let it snow!

Today’s knitting inspiration was two-fold – the dusting of snow makes me reach for my cosy knitted shawls and mittens, and as the snow settles it creates patterns that could be knitting and crochet designs! As I write this, the … Continue reading

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Hand-spun Surprise

A kind friend made my day by gifting me this fabulous hand-spun yarn  this week – the photos don’t do it justice! It is merino and silk, and appears to be an aran weight, although I’ll only know for sure … Continue reading

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Hold the DPN!

I managed for years without this knitting gadget, and now it’s an essential part of my kit … I hadn’t known what I was missing! It’s a DPN Holder, to keep stitches safe on double pointed needles while in storage … Continue reading

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