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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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Half a shawl = finished project!

This project was loitering in the UFO basket pending a decision about its future … Having gone up half a needle size to achieve a squishy texture, my yardage was affected and it gradually dawned on me that I would not have enough of … Continue reading

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Finally finished and ready to wear

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Pick of the bunch

Inspired by the early spring sunshine, and the bright oddments in my stash bag, I couldn’t resist having a go at this sweet, rustic flower pattern from Val Pierce’s Love Knitting book. In the book, the original flowers were sewn … Continue reading

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WIPs and UFOs

When does a WIP (work in progress) become a UFO (unfinished object)? Is there a certain length of time that has to elapse without any knitting activity? Or is there a special corner or cupboard that WIPs go to, to … Continue reading

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To the Power of 3

On the look-out for a new hat pattern? Look no further! Based on my latest finished objects – 3 in a row – I can thoroughly recommend Woolly Wormhead’s appropriately-named Skelter, which includes instructions for a range of sizes. The design includes … Continue reading

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Cowbridge – an unexpected knitting haven

This inspirational quote was on the bench where I enjoyed a peaceful hour’s knitting a few weeks ago, surrounded by the colours and scents of a well-tended garden, just a stone’s throw from the main road running through Cowbridge, near … Continue reading

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Baby it’s cold outside

Yes, it may be cold outside, but it’s a great excuse to wear lots of knitted layers! Hats are a great way to add colour to an outfit and bring cheer to a dull day. They are suitable for all … Continue reading

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Cold Feet?

What do you think of these knitted slippers? 3 super-soft pairs for 3 super-special people! Knitted in Drops Nepal (65% wool, 35% alpaca) following the Drops Chilli pattern (free download), I added hearts in Rico Sock Stop to create a non-slip base. … Continue reading

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