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Finally finished and ready to wear

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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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Cowbridge – an unexpected knitting haven

This inspirational quote was on the bench where I enjoyed a peaceful hour’s knitting a few weeks ago, surrounded by the colours and scents of a well-tended garden, just a stone’s throw from the main road running through Cowbridge, near … Continue reading

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Alchemy

My reward for tidying my shed? Yarn, of course! Although sad to part with this dog guard, due to the memories it held, I recognised that it was unlikely to be used again now that I have a smaller car. … 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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Yarn in aid of Target Ovarian Cancer Charity

During my recent visit to Wonderwool Wales, I met talented silversmith Lyn who had dedicated the majority of her stand to an attractive display of deep turquoise yarn and accompanying sample designs, from which all the proceeds were going to charity. It goes … Continue reading

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Falling off the yarn wagon

It was just a single skein … Where’s the harm in that? *she said defensively* Ah, well, you see … it was 10 weeks into the “yarn fast”, which had been arranged by our knit-and-natter group at the beginning of … Continue reading

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Velcro – friend or foe?

That clever hook and loop fastener – one quick tap and it joins itself together, one quick tug and it comes apart … Are you a fan? For me, the downside is that Velcro and wool don’t get on. And … 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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Yarn imitates life

The middle of the ball erupted, leaving a tangled mess. It all seems impossible to sort out. No logic, no reason. It wasn’t meant to be like this. Conflicting complexities, different knots – which to tackle first? Tired, it is … Continue reading

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