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Tag Archives: thoughts
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Autumn, Colour, finished, Finished object, FO, garter stitch, Holiday, knitting, memories, project, Shawl, stash, thoughts, Wales 2 Comments
The opposite of unravel
I’ve been unravelling this week – just some knitting, you understand 😉 It occurred to me that I often “unravel”, but I’ve never used (or even come across) the opposite word “ravel” … So I looked it up to check it … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged knitting, thoughts, WIP, Wool 3 Comments
Knitworthy – the sequel
Having recently posted about the concept of being Knitworthy, I began to wonder if there was a similar term relating to other crafts … How about crochet and candle-making? I’m grateful to have been given these lovely hand-crafted items by two generous … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged creative, crochet, inspiration, thoughts 1 Comment
Grateful to be considered Knitworthy
As a Knitter, I love to see what other crafters are making and I admire the effort and skill that goes into every creation, whether it is yarn-based or not. Pottery, painting, glasswork, metalwork, card-making – I love to see … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Alpaca, cable, inspiration, tea, thoughts, Wool 5 Comments
Guide to Modern Knitting – in 1939!
Thanks to the handwritten dedication to a family member on the title page, I know that this book dates from before Christmas 1939 … It contains tips and techniques for new and experienced knitters, as well as a range of … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged inspiration, knitting, thoughts, tips 5 Comments
Unexpected knitting thoughts while out and about? This time, I was faced with a literary rabbit hole. The ostensibly calming verse on the bedroom wall at Wightwick Manor came from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, albeit tactfully omitting the opening line about murder! Act … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged inspiration, knitting, national trust, thoughts 4 Comments
Spoiler alert! The moths were innocent!
Every knitter is on constant alert for the dreaded clothes moth – the tiny creatures can wreak havoc in your precious stash and can leave your hand knitted treasures in tatters 😦 So when I saw holes in several t-shirts recently, I began … Continue reading
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Rays of light
These lovely rays of light lifted my spirits this week … I love the shapes, the textures, the optimism and the defiant contrast with the shadow. When the world is full of challenges, it’s important to notice the small moments … 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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged end of year, knitting, new project, New Year, Sock wool, thoughts 9 Comments
Best knitting tips?
We learn so much over the years. Much of it by trial and error 😉 This is certainly the case in knitting and crochet! With this in mind, and to share our learning, what are the best knitting tips or … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Beginning, inspiration, knitting, thoughts, tips 5 Comments