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Third time lucky

I’ve felted and I’ve frogged – both activities have helped me to keep crafting in the heatwave. My third heat-busting “f” is “fibre”. While I was finding wool too hot to handle, cotton seemed to be a potential solution. A change of fibre … Continue reading

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Too hot to knit – part 2

The heatwave continues. Still too hot to knit … So, as this week’s yarny activity, I pulled all my knitwear out of the cupboard to give it a good airing and to check for moths. Touch wood – no sign of them. … Continue reading

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Lintilla – this week’s Finished Object

Having a number of smaller projects on the go, alongside a couple of bigger projects, seems to be a magic formula. The satisfaction of casting off lifts my spirits and keeps me motivated, giving me renewed determination to keep going … Continue reading

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A nose for wool

There’s a “nose” in relation to wine, so why not for wool? I’ve thought about this several times this week, as I’ve found myself burying my nose in my knitting and breathing in the distinctive wool fumes emanating from my … Continue reading

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Castonitis

Yep, the Single Project Status didn’t last long 😉 Last week I started a vintage style cardigan, which is making good progress, but it isn’t the best travel knitting. So I had to cast on some self-striping socks … And of course, while I … 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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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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Stripes and more stripes

Back in 2012, I bought some yarn to make the “in” project of the moment, the Color Affection shawl by Veera Välimäki. With hindsight, I now recognise that I had reservations about the colour choices and yarn composition from the … 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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And now the successes!

My recent review of my WIPs and UFOs may have led to some unravelling, but I’m pleased to say it did also lead to some Finished Objects … Firstly, some plain socks in Zwerger-Garn-Opal 4-ply, purchased in Switzerland in November 2013, and started … Continue reading

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