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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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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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Stripes and more stripes

Back in 2012, I bought some yarn to make the “in” project of the moment, the Color Affection shawl by Veera Välimäki. With hindsight, I now recognise that I had reservations about the colour choices and yarn composition from the … Continue reading

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Red Reinvented

I’m making a concerted effort to use my stash yarn this year. Although there are some special single skeins on the shelves, a surprisingly large proportion of the stash has a chequered history and a dubious future. My intention is … Continue reading

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From frogged to feet

When I acknowledged, reluctantly, that my yarn didn’t want to be a crocheted shawl after all, I set it aside while I decided what to make instead. Fast forward a few weeks, and a need for some simple, compact travel knitting prompted … Continue reading

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