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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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The opposite of unravel

I’ve been unravelling this week – just some knitting, you understand ­čśë 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┬áto check it … Continue reading

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Knitworthy – the sequel

Having recently┬áposted about the concept of being Knitworthy,┬áI 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

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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

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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

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Shakespeare References

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┬ácame from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, albeit tactfully omitting the opening line about murder! Act … Continue reading

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Spoiler alert! The moths were innocent!

Every knitter is on constant alert for the dreaded┬áclothes moth┬á– the tiny creatures┬ácan wreak havoc in your precious stash and can leave your hand knitted treasures in tatters ­čśŽ 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

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Best knitting tips?

We learn so much over the years. Much of it by trial and error ­čśë 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

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