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Third time lucky

I’ve felted and I’ve frogged – both activities have helped me to keep crafting in the heatwave. My third heat-busting “f” is “fibre”. While I was finding wool too hot to handle, cotton seemed to be a potential solution. A change of fibre … Continue reading

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Long tail cast on – with 2 tails

No amount of wishful thinking was going to change the fate of my latest project. I didn’t like how it was working up, so I undid it. I’m getting quite good at that 😉 I liked the stitch pattern, and decided … Continue reading

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Lintilla – this week’s Finished Object

Having a number of smaller projects on the go, alongside a couple of bigger projects, seems to be a magic formula. The satisfaction of casting off lifts my spirits and keeps me motivated, giving me renewed determination to keep going … Continue reading

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Lintilla in progress

A few weeks ago, the frilly petals of some striking tulips prompted me to cast on a project I’ve had in mind for a while – Lintilla by Martina Behm. I’m using Amitola DK by Louisa Harding. It’s 80% wool and 20% silk, … 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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Retro Tea Cosy

This little project proved to be an unexpected challenge – pulling the stranded yarn tightly across the back of the work felt so wrong! Normally, stranded colour work requires a nice, even tension to stop the floats from pulling. Here, … Continue reading

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Log Cabin Mitts

Sometimes you see a project on Ravelry and decide to try it out, there and then! The Log Cabin Mitts pattern by Karen Templer of the Fringe Association was one such project. I had two part-skeins of Drops Nepal in my stash, … Continue reading

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Edd the Duck

My decluttering has had its ups and downs, I have to admit. It’s a work in progress – much like my knitting! One of my rediscovered treasures was a video (yes, a VHS video) of Edd the Duck, recorded from the TV … Continue reading

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Mitten mash-up

For some reason, the cast-on edge of my Selbu Mittens wouldn’t lie flat, and as I was working the rest of the mitten, it began to irritate me. I tried dampening it and leaving it to dry, but it still wanted to … Continue reading

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Vintage knit

What Elaine knit next! I recently joined a group of volunteers who meet at the Black Country Living Museum, knitting and sewing clothes and accessories to support the museum’s costume department. Having finished my grey cardigan in super-quick time, I was perfectly placed … Continue reading

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