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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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Blooms

Over the years, I have held this traditionally hand-crafted box many, many times, and always admire the pretty, hand-painted flower design. It was a gift from a Swiss friend who is no longer with us, so it has extra-special significance, … Continue reading

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Lovely Lichen

My knitting prompt this week came while tidying some winter damage on the apple trees with my volunteer colleagues – the branches carried a range of coloured lichen, in amazing patterns and textures … I believe it’s possible to dye … Continue reading

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Winter Sun

The temperatures hit freezing again overnight, leaving a sprinkling of crunchy frost to greet us this morning. The sky was clear and blue, calling to me to escape for half an hour, so I put on my knitwear and headed … 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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Crocheted Antique

This week’s knitting inspiration took the form of a crocheted bedspread at Wightwick Manorย … Apparently, this handcrafted masterpiece dates to the 1870s and was donated to Wightwick in the 1950s by the family of a lady called Mrs Casey. So … Continue reading

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Beautiful Blue

Hello! What do you think of this week’s inspiration? This photo – no filter – captures the ornate metalwork that greets visitors at the main entrance to Hanbury Hall, showcased here against a cloudless blue sky. I was inspired by … 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 recentlyย posted about the concept of being Knitworthy,ย 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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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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