Tag Archives: Wool

Lintilla in progress

A few weeks ago, the frilly petals of some striking tulips prompted me to cast on a project I’ve had in mind for a while – Lintilla by Martina Behm. I’m using Amitola DK by Louisa Harding. It’s 80% wool and 20% silk, … Continue reading

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Log Cabin Mitts

Sometimes you see a project on Ravelry and decide to try it out, there and then! The Log Cabin Mitts pattern by Karen Templer of the Fringe Association was one such project. I had two part-skeins of Drops Nepal in my stash, … 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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Darn it!

During the cold winter months I have been wearing my cosy alpaca house socks more than usual, and they are getting rather threadbare … The heels have completely worn through, and the soles are thin, but I couldn’t bear to throw … Continue reading

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Snowflakes mitts ready for the snow!

My Selbu mittens with the snowflake pattern have been successfully road-tested this week – I finished them a matter of hours before the wintry weather hit! ☃ Having made a major adjustment to the original cuff, my plan had been to turn … Continue reading

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Mitten mash-up

For some reason, the cast-on edge of my Selbu Mittens wouldn’t lie flat, and as I was working the rest of the mitten, it began to irritate me. I tried dampening it and leaving it to dry, but it still wanted to … 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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Philodendron Finished!

This cardigan pattern has been in my queue since I bought it in 2015, so when I was deciding on a Christmas project, it seemed like a good time to make it happen. Cast-on on Christmas Eve, it has grown … Continue reading

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Second Chances

Somehow, over the course of 2017 I managed to address my WIP (work-in-progress) pile; bravely unravelling a small number of the languishing projects and happily finishing others. I was surprised by the sense of achievement I felt. Yes, the finished objects … Continue reading

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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

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