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Knitting (print) bag

Yes, even my non-knitting friends are constantly on the look-out for knitting themes for me! This fold-up shopping bag was a perfect gift … Cute dogs, cheerful colours, a practical purpose AND a knitting print. I love it! This will certainly … Continue reading

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Way above the chimney tops

The factories have long since closed in my local town, many converted to shops and even a cinema, giving new life to the red brick buildings. I love their geometry and history … and I can’t help but wonder about … Continue reading

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Sarehole Mill

Sarehole Mill is a water mill just 5 miles from the centre of Birmingham in the West Midlands. It is now a museum, open to the public, and the 250 year old mill still grinds wheat twice a week, producing flour … Continue reading

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Circular inspiration

I came across this neat pile of stacked logs (in a local cafe of all places) and the sight of the concentric circles sent my thoughts scampering away to crochet possibilities … Crocheted coasters were the obvious thought or how … Continue reading

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Two steps forward, one step back …

I thought this would be a post about a Finished Object, as I washed and blocked my Akoya cardigan with a sense of relief … Almost. With a sinking heart, I gave in to the nagging suspicion that the sleeves were several centimetres … Continue reading

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Crossroads?

I love this design … Pretty amazing for a public car park, don’t you think? Fabulous in so many ways. And with its neat rows of  textured crosses, it provided me with my unexpected knitting thought of the day 🙂 … Continue reading

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Paper twiddling

If you’re ever in a long meeting with me, I should apologise now because I may annoy you with my paper twiddling. You know those remnants left in the notebook wire after you’ve torn out a page? It helps my … Continue reading

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Parquet potential

This parquet flooring is dusty, dented and taken for granted. Just think of all the stories it could tell! Its home is a community hall attached to a church in Harborne, Birmingham, and it is used by various groups including … Continue reading

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Everyday knitting thoughts

It’s no secret – I love to knit. (Crochet comes a close second these days.) I would love to knit all day. (Many friends think I do, as my knitting project accompanies me everywhere and I take every feasible opportunity … Continue reading

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