Tag Archives: Wool

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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Winter Sun

The temperatures hit freezing again overnight, leaving a sprinkling of crunchy frost to greet us this morning. The sky was clear and blue, calling to me to escape for half an hour, so I put on my knitwear and headed … Continue reading

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Finishing off the year

It came as a genuine surprise this week to realise that I only have one knitting project on the needles … No project bags tucked out of sight, no languishing WIPs, no unloved UFOs (unfinished objects). Just one project, and … Continue reading

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The sock so far …

I was after a simple sock pattern – not completely plain, but easy enough for everyday knitting. My friend – and knitting guru – had recently recommended Nutkin, a free pattern by Knitzi (available via Ravelry), and I decided to give it … Continue reading

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Made it!

With less than a metre of contrast green remaining, I breathed a big sigh of relief as I finished my Selbu mittens this week … A good soak softened the cream Masham wool, which bloomed nicely and evened out the stranded knitting. … Continue reading

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Spontaneous Snowflake Cast-on

It must have been the sudden drop in the outdoor temperature that made me want to cast on a pair of warm mitts this week – it’s not as if I haven’t got several WIPs on the go already 😉 … Continue reading

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Just knitting in the rain

The heavens opened today … … so I was grateful to have my knitting with me while I waited for 10 minutes in the car park … It is a shawl based on Louise Tilbrook’s 4 ply Fuss-Free Festival Shawl pattern, except … Continue reading

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Hand-spun Surprise

A kind friend made my day by gifting me this fabulous hand-spun yarn  this week – the photos don’t do it justice! It is merino and silk, and appears to be an aran weight, although I’ll only know for sure … 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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Upcycling again!

Earlier this year I made a bag from an inadvertently felted cardigan and I had a few pieces of felted material left over to make another, so here’s the result of this week’s bank holiday Monday 😀 Continuing the principle of using … Continue reading

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