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Edd the Duck

My decluttering has had its ups and downs, I have to admit. It’s a work in progress – much like my knitting! One of my rediscovered treasures was a video (yes, a VHS video) of Edd the Duck, recorded from the TV … Continue reading

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Upcycled

Hello! Do you want to see what I made from my inadvertently felted cardigan a couple of weeks ago? A few hours with scissors and sewing machine produced this little shoulder bag, lined with floral poly cotton fabric to lift the … 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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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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Vintage Magazines

I opened a box file that was tucked away in the loft. Look what I found! A selection of Orella magazines from Switzerland, dating from 1985, 1986 and 1987! Does this make them “vintage”? 🙂 Largely a crafting magazine, Orella … 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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