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Turn a Square

A generous friend brought a big bag of stash to our knit-and-natter afternoon, inviting us all to dive for treasure. Lots of oddments, many mysteries, all looking for a good home. Conscious of my own stash-down challenge, I fought temptation … Continue reading

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Impromptu Mitts

I needed a simple travel project at short notice, so headed to my stash and looked for inspiration. I found it in the form of a 50g ball of Drops Fabel, a variegated 4 ply in a range of blues … Continue reading

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Stranded – in a good way

At last year’s Wonderwool Wales event, I was over the moon to find some hand-spun, hand-dyed wool on the stand of the Ceredigion Guild of Weavers and Spinners. It found an appreciative home with me! Although it is lovely, the rustic texture proved … Continue reading

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Finally finished and ready to wear

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And now the successes!

My recent review of my WIPs and UFOs may have led to some unravelling, but I’m pleased to say it did also lead to some Finished Objects … Firstly, some plain socks in Zwerger-Garn-Opal 4-ply, purchased in Switzerland in November 2013, and started … Continue reading

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To the Power of 3

On the look-out for a new hat pattern? Look no further! Based on my latest finished objects – 3 in a row – I can thoroughly recommend Woolly Wormhead’s appropriately-named Skelter, which includes instructions for a range of sizes. The design includes … Continue reading

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It’s a wrap!

  This yarn was one of my treasures from Wonderwool Wales in April, where talented silversmith Lyn Roberts was raising money and awareness for Target Ovarian Cancer. Although there was a pretty shawl pattern with the yarn, I really wanted a crescent shape, … Continue reading

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Impromptu hats

Following my recent visit to Sarehole Mill, I was inspired to make a hat … or 2! First onto the needles was this child’s beanie with a big pompom … It is made with Drops Nepal, a wool-alpaca mix, which … Continue reading

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Completed Cotton Top

Ta-dah! I’ve finished my Beachcomber cotton top! Capitalising on the satisfaction of finishing my socks, I was determined to complete another WIP before my motivation disappeared, and this seemed the most likely candidate. As you can see, it’s a simple T shape, … Continue reading

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Socks!

These socks have been on the needles for a while. A couple of rows here, another few rows there. Perfect travel knitting. The wool was from the Appenzell autumn market, and the understated colourway has a subtle pattern that blends … Continue reading

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