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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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Philodendron Finished!

This cardigan pattern has been in my queue since I bought it in 2015, so when I was deciding on a Christmas project, it seemed like a good time to make it happen. Cast-on on Christmas Eve, it has grown … Continue reading

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Second Chances

Somehow, over the course of 2017 I managed to address my WIP (work-in-progress) pile; bravely unravelling a small number of the languishing projects and happily finishing others. I was surprised by the sense of achievement I felt. Yes, the finished objects … Continue reading

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The opposite of unravel

I’ve been unravelling this week – just some knitting, you understand 😉 It occurred to me that I often “unravel”, but I’ve never used (or even come across) the opposite word “ravel” … So I looked it up to check it … Continue reading

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Finishing off the year

It came as a genuine surprise this week to realise that I only have one knitting project on the needles … No project bags tucked out of sight, no languishing WIPs, no unloved UFOs (unfinished objects). Just one project, and … Continue reading

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Made it!

With less than a metre of contrast green remaining, I breathed a big sigh of relief as I finished my Selbu mittens this week … A good soak softened the cream Masham wool, which bloomed nicely and evened out the stranded knitting. … Continue reading

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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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