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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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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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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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Rays of light

These lovely rays of light lifted my spirits this week … I love the shapes, the textures, the optimism and the defiant contrast with the shadow. When the world is full of challenges, it’s important to notice the small moments … Continue reading

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Severn Valley Railway

Yes, I took my sock knitting on a recent family day out on the Severn Valley Railway … A train journey just wouldn’t be the same without my yarn, and a steam train has a special rhythm that suits knitting so … 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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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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Best knitting tips?

We learn so much over the years. Much of it by trial and error 😉 This is certainly the case in knitting and crochet! With this in mind, and to share our learning, what are the best knitting tips or … Continue reading

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The 100 year old quilt

Have you come across the Black Country Living Museum in the West Midlands? It is an open air museum which brings to life the manufacturing and social history of the local area. It has been open to the public for over … Continue reading

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