Tag Archives: Sock wool

Impromptu Mitts

I needed a simple travel project at short notice, so headed to my stash and looked for inspiration. I found it in the form of a 50g ball of Drops Fabel, a variegated 4 ply in a range of blues … Continue reading

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Coastal Colours

Don’t you just love it when your knitting matches the colours of the coast? This was my recent holiday knitting, accompanying me out and about on my travels in Wales. It didn’t match every location, but hey, that’s ok 😉 … 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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From frogged to feet

When I acknowledged, reluctantly, that my yarn didn’t want to be a crocheted shawl after all, I set it aside while I decided what to make instead. Fast forward a few weeks, and a need for some simple, compact travel knitting prompted … Continue reading

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Woo-hoo! Yarn giveaway!

Woo-hoo! 100 posts! Happy New Year! To celebrate, and as a thank you for following my Yarnsmithery journey, I’ve rummaged in my stash and am offering a ball of sock yarn to one lucky winner 🙂 Which one would you … Continue reading

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Casting off 2016, casting on a new knitting WIP for 2017

As 2016 comes to an end, and I reflect on the ups and downs of the past few months, it’s time to cast on a new knitting project to help me structure my thoughts and work towards 2017 with optimism … Continue reading

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Alchemy

My reward for tidying my shed? Yarn, of course! Although sad to part with this dog guard, due to the memories it held, I recognised that it was unlikely to be used again now that I have a smaller car. … Continue reading

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The one that got away

There was once a ball of sock yarn that wanted to become a shawl. It knew that most of the skeins in the stash were destined to be knitted and it felt special when it realised that its future was … Continue reading

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