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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?

When the temperature soars, the larger knitting projects stay in their bag. But too hot for wool? I don’t think so! Needle-felting may seem too energetic in the hot weather, but how about wet-felting instead? Add some water … have … 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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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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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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Speckles

These beautiful orchids made me think of knitting today – speckles are “in”! They are amazing, aren’t they? What has reminded you of knitting today? I’d love to hear about it! 🙂    

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Cowbridge – an unexpected knitting haven

This inspirational quote was on the bench where I enjoyed a peaceful hour’s knitting a few weeks ago, surrounded by the colours and scents of a well-tended garden, just a stone’s throw from the main road running through Cowbridge, near … 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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Follower of fashion?

This attractive planting scheme reminded me of the current fibre trend for ‘grellow’ … The restful water feature is on the slope of the pretty walled garden at Colby Woodland Garden, near Amroth in Pembrokeshire. The photo was taken at the … Continue reading

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