Tag Archives: yarn

Too hot to knit – part 2

The heatwave continues. Still too hot to knit … So, as this week’s yarny activity, I pulled all my knitwear out of the cupboard to give it a good airing and to check for moths. Touch wood – no sign of them. … Continue reading

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Too hot to knit?

When the temperature soars, the larger knitting projects stay in their bag. But too hot for wool? I don’t think so! Needle-felting may seem too energetic in the hot weather, but how about wet-felting instead? Add some water … have … Continue reading

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Cooking up a colourful coaster!

Take one porridge oats box … Scissors, sticky tape and a ruler … Some colourful cotton yarn … Hey presto! My first attempt at weaving! 😄 The inspiration for this Blue-Peter-esque contraption came from the website of a hugely talented weaver, … Continue reading

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Hooked!

My latest project is a step outside my comfort zone … it has been a while since I crocheted and it is long overdue. The yarn is Lana Grossa Shades of Cotton, in the 101 colourway. It works up as … Continue reading

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Retro Tea Cosy

This little project proved to be an unexpected challenge – pulling the stranded yarn tightly across the back of the work felt so wrong! Normally, stranded colour work requires a nice, even tension to stop the floats from pulling. Here, … 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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Vintage knit

What Elaine knit next! I recently joined a group of volunteers who meet at the Black Country Living Museum, knitting and sewing clothes and accessories to support the museum’s costume department. Having finished my grey cardigan in super-quick time, I was perfectly placed … Continue reading

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So … Socks

A short post this week to share with you my latest Finished Object … My Nutkin socks are off the needles and ready for my feet! The only change I made to the pattern was to use rib for the cuff, instead … 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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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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