Tag Archives: lace

We have Cast-Off!

Today I’m happy to be sharing a Finished Object with you 😀 Remember the camel 4-ply from my deep stash? It had been passed over and ignored so many times, yet had survived periodic clear-outs, so perhaps it was just … Continue reading

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Baileys Irish Cream

As part of my self-imposed challenge to reduce my long-standing stash, I unearthed a pack of eight balls of Rowan 4-ply Soft, 100% merino in Shade 393, a classic camel colourway. A pre-Ravelry purchase, the source details are a bit hazy – … Continue reading

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It’s a wrap!

  This yarn was one of my treasures from Wonderwool Wales in April, where talented silversmith Lyn Roberts was raising money and awareness for Target Ovarian Cancer. Although there was a pretty shawl pattern with the yarn, I really wanted a crescent shape, … Continue reading

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Lifeline – floss and ear worm

At our recent knit-and-natter, I was extolling the virtues of using a lifeline when working lace patterns … Threading a piece of contrasting thread along the row every now and then (and leaving it there while you continue knitting) means … Continue reading

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Beachcomber Cotton

My recent discovery of vintage magazines in my loft set me thinking about some of the patterns I have knitted over the years, and how some were more successful than others! One of my early favourites, which had lots of wear at … Continue reading

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Alpaca F.O.

This one sneaked up on me, an unplanned project which slipped off the needles with surprising speed. The single skein was holiday treasure from Solva Woollen Mill in Pembrokeshire, Wales, from alpacas living just along the road from the mill. With approximately … Continue reading

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Friday Finished Object

This week’s Friday Finished Object has built-in memories of fresh summer hues to carry me through the cooler autumn and winter days … It’s the Nurmilintu that I mentioned in an earlier post – a free pattern, largely based on garter stitch, with … Continue reading

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Car creativity

Today’s unexpected knitting thought … I transferred the headrest covers from my old car to my new one, delighted to find that they fitted almost perfectly! Handcrafted heirlooms for generations of cars to come, perhaps? Have you knitted or crocheted … Continue reading

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Colour prompts

The colour of this Helianthemum* called out to me at my local garden centre this week. Beautiful, deep, rich, bold. Hmm, perhaps not suitable for a full sweater, but it would be lovely as a pop of colour in a … Continue reading

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