Tag Archives: WIP

Red Reinvented

I’m making a concerted effort to use my stash yarn this year. Although there are some special single skeins on the shelves, a surprisingly large proportion of the stash has a chequered history and a dubious future. My intention is … Continue reading

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WIPs and UFOs

When does a WIP (work in progress) become a UFO (unfinished object)? Is there a certain length of time that has to elapse without any knitting activity? Or is there a special corner or cupboard that WIPs go to, to … Continue reading

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It’s a wrap!

  This yarn was one of my treasures from Wonderwool Wales in April, where talented silversmith Lyn Roberts was raising money and awareness for Target Ovarian Cancer. Although there was a pretty shawl pattern with the yarn, I really wanted a crescent shape, … Continue reading

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Completed Cotton Top

Ta-dah! I’ve finished my Beachcomber cotton top! Capitalising on the satisfaction of finishing my socks, I was determined to complete another WIP before my motivation disappeared, and this seemed the most likely candidate. As you can see, it’s a simple T shape, … 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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The very best tea break

  An early morning holiday walk, a flask of tea, some crochet and an empty beach. The very best kind of tea break, don’t you think? 🙂

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Pull up a chair

This week’s tea break took place at Clementines, a welcoming coffee shop in the traditional Georgian riverside town of Bewdley, Worcestershire. We popped in for lunch (goat’s cheese and beetroot salad) and found such a comfortable corner that we stayed on … 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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Wrap and Turn

My latest one-skein project included the instruction “w&t”, meaning “wrap and turn”. There are probably numerous methods of doing this, and I know some people don’t even bother with it – it is a technique to avoid creating an unwanted hole … Continue reading

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Akoya WIP

The story continues! From inauspicious beginnings and a false start, this yarn seems to be fulfilling its destiny. There’s quite a lot of stocking stitch, which had threatened to be boring, but the pattern has enough detail to hold my interest and I’ve been … Continue reading

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