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Semi-circle in Stone

On a recent flying visit to Berrington Hall near Leominster I noticed this stonework on the side of the mansion outbuildings and it made me think of a semi-circular shawl … Those geometric shapes would be perfect to knit, and the centre … Continue reading

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Browsing around Baddesley

Early autumn is the perfect time to wander round the National Trust estates, taking in the crisp air and the rich colours. Defying the pessimistic weather forecast, we headed off to Baddesley Clinton, situated between Birmingham and Warwick. Over the moat, through … Continue reading

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Follower of fashion?

This attractive planting scheme reminded me of the current fibre trend for ‘grellow’ … The restful water feature is on the slope of the pretty walled garden at Colby Woodland Garden, near Amroth in Pembrokeshire. The photo was taken at the … Continue reading

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Have yarn … will travel

It has been a while since I talked about the journeys undertaken by my knitting … My latest travel project is a ‘zigzag cowl’ in Lang Mille Colori Baby, a 4-ply 100% merino in 2 contrasting colourways which alternate to … Continue reading

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Colourful tiles

These decorative wall tiles ran the length of a very long corridor at Cragside, an impressive Victorian house near Morpeth in Northumberland … Some obvious knitting inspiration there, don’t you think? What has inspired you this week? I’d love to hear … Continue reading

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Car wash anyone?

This four-legged friend held up the traffic in the Hardwick Hall estate, insisting on licking the cars as they passed by – do you have any idea why? It made me smile and gave me my unexpected knitting thought of the … Continue reading

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Snazzy scarecrow

Wandering around a local National Trust kitchen garden recently with 2 (non-knitty) friends I’ve known since college days, enjoying the sunshine, catching up with news, and gently walking off our generous lunch, I didn’t expect to come across a fashionable … Continue reading

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World-wide Knit In Public Day – better late than never

Yesterday was officially World Wide Knit In Public Day … and as I didn’t go anywhere yesterday, I did my knitting in public today instead! Coughton Court is a Grade 1 listed building near Alcester, Warwickshire, and has been home to … Continue reading

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