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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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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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Knitworthy – the sequel

Having recently posted about the concept of being Knitworthy, I began to wonder if there was a similar term relating to other crafts … How about crochet and candle-making? I’m grateful to have been given these lovely hand-crafted items by two generous … 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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Velcro update

A while ago, I was bemoaning the incompatibility of wool and Velcro. Although I love the ingenuity and efficiency of Velcro, I love my knitted accessories more! Having looked for alternative solutions, it seemed there was nothing for it but … Continue reading

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St Fagans Stencil

I squeezed a lot into a recent short trip to Cardiff, including a few hours at St Fagans, a living history museum of Welsh life. The museum is set in extensive grounds, taking visitors on a journey from Celtic times to … Continue reading

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Upcycled

Hello! Do you want to see what I made from my inadvertently felted cardigan a couple of weeks ago? A few hours with scissors and sewing machine produced this little shoulder bag, lined with floral poly cotton fabric to lift the … Continue reading

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Scissors, camera, action …

A family member “helped” with the washing and felted my pure new wool cardigan. **Sigh** Made in Sirdar Eco Wool DK, the once-swishy cardigan had seen its fair share of wear over the years, so didn’t really owe me anything. … Continue reading

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Vintage social networking

Remember when social networking was about meeting up with friends – in person? Crafters are reclaiming the original concept. Getting together for coffee, cake and chat, accompanied by knitting or crochet, seems to be an increasingly popular way to escape … Continue reading

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