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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 happilyĀ 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 šŸ˜‰ 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 upĀ 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 finishedĀ my Selbu mittensĀ 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 šŸ˜‰ … Continue reading

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Hand-spun Surprise

A kind friend made my day by gifting me this fabulous hand-spun yarn Ā 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 madeĀ a bag from an inadvertently felted cardiganĀ 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 šŸ˜€ Continuing the principle of using … Continue reading

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