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Spontaneous Snowflake Cast-on

It must have been the sudden drop in the outdoor temperature that made me want to cast on a pair of warm mitts this week – it’s not as if I haven’t got several WIPs on the go already 😉 … Continue reading

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Hand-spun Surprise

A kind friend made my day by gifting me this fabulous hand-spun yarn  this week – the photos don’t do it justice! It is merino and silk, and appears to be an aran weight, although I’ll only know for sure … Continue reading

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Hold the DPN!

I managed for years without this knitting gadget, and now it’s an essential part of my kit … I hadn’t known what I was missing! It’s a DPN Holder, to keep stitches safe on double pointed needles while in storage … 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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Upcycling again!

Earlier this year I made a bag from an inadvertently felted cardigan and I had a few pieces of felted material left over to make another, so here’s the result of this week’s bank holiday Monday 😀 Continuing the principle of using … Continue reading

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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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Turn a Square

A generous friend brought a big bag of stash to our knit-and-natter afternoon, inviting us all to dive for treasure. Lots of oddments, many mysteries, all looking for a good home. Conscious of my own stash-down challenge, I fought temptation … 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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Impromptu Mitts

I needed a simple travel project at short notice, so headed to my stash and looked for inspiration. I found it in the form of a 50g ball of Drops Fabel, a variegated 4 ply in a range of blues … Continue reading

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Update on the Zigzag

It survived the recent WIP/UFO review and in the last couple of weeks I’ve been making an effort to make progress with it … Here’s the latest status of the so-called Zigzag Cowl with only a few metres of yarn left to knit … … Continue reading

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