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Guide to Modern Knitting – in 1939!

Thanks to the handwritten dedication to a family member on the title page, I know that this book dates from before Christmas 1939 … It contains tips and techniques for new and experienced knitters, as well as a range of … Continue reading

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Corrugated Curves

Do you really need three guesses? What do you think this moulded roof remind me of? 😉 Easily overlooked as grey, boring and utilitarian, this roof covers a relatively modern annexe at Melin Tregwynt, a traditional woollen mill located between Fishguard … Continue reading

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Shakespeare References

Unexpected knitting thoughts while out and about? This time, I was faced with a literary rabbit hole. The ostensibly calming verse on the bedroom wall at Wightwick Manor came from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, albeit tactfully omitting the opening line about murder! Act … Continue reading

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Semi-circle in Stone

On a recent flying visit to Berrington Hall near Leominster I noticed this stonework on the side of the mansion outbuildings and it made me think of a semi-circular shawl … Those geometric shapes would be perfect to knit, and the centre … Continue reading

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Gates

On a recent trip, I noticed several gates that made me think of knitting – a travelling cable pattern overlaying a rhythmical base or perhaps a geometric shape defined by colour or texture. This was the entrance to our holiday … 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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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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