Tag Archives: yarn

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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Baileys Irish Cream

As part of my self-imposed challenge to reduce my long-standing stash, I unearthed a pack of eight balls of Rowan 4-ply Soft, 100% merino in Shade 393, a classic camel colourway. A pre-Ravelry purchase, the source details are a bit hazy – … Continue reading

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Impromptu Mitts

I needed a simple travel project at short notice, so headed to my stash and looked for inspiration. I found it in the form of a 50g ball of Drops Fabel, a variegated 4 ply in a range of blues … Continue reading

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Finally finished and ready to wear

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