Category Archives: knitting

We’re All Winners Here

Out of nearly 200 entries, the winner of the red beetle silk is Polly Pierce! I shall be in touch for an address, my friend. I’m a winner, too – my hot mess of wool is turning into a Trousseau … Continue reading

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Thwarted At Every Turn

So, this happened. I’m not sure who I’m more cross with. Myself, for leaving my knitting in paw’s reach, or Ella for succumbing to temptation. That is going to take some serious de-knotting. Maybe I’ll tackle in front of the … Continue reading

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Sewing & Knitting In Fiction

Children’s books are a great cultural barometer, I find. If there’s something in the water, it will probably spill over into a kids’ book. So when I spotted that Hot Key Books had published two books recently, one on a … Continue reading

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Feel The Fear And Knit It Anyway

Thanks to all the people who commented on my recent shawl make – and to those of you who suggested other shawls to knit. I’ve plumped (I think!) for the Cabernet Sauvignon¬†(ha!), as nominated by A Little Of What You … Continue reading

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I’ve Made A Shawl – Does That Make Me A Granny?

I don’t think I look too much like a granny. What do you think? This is the Pop Spots Shawl from Loop, knitted using Tosh Sock merino wool. There are over 300 versions of this pattern on Ravelry. (If you … Continue reading

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The Gentle Art of Doing Nothing

I struggle with this, do you? Our family spent Christmas in a remote rural location, far from distractions – so it’s a good job I took my knitting, because otherwise I might have gone crazy within 30 minutes of arrival. … Continue reading

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The Great Wool Debate

What is the great debate of the 21st century? The pros and cons of unpaid internships? Whether it’s appropriate to take selfies at memorial services? Why French cheese in your fridge always stinks the house out, even when it’s wrapped … Continue reading

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Knitting Masterclass Winner & Beautiful Comments

The winner of the Knitting Masterclass giveaway is Annie of Left on the Shelf. (Check out her blog for some book reviews, especially if you’re into historical fiction.) When I rather spontaneously asked all entrants to say what they loved … Continue reading

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Knitting Masterclass Book & Giveaway

Looks gorgeous, doesn’t it? That’s because it is. This book is one of the few knitting bibles available in printed form that brings a wealth of real information to a knitter’s fingertips. All without being stuffy, or intimidating. I heart … Continue reading

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A Safe Haven Scarf

So, what did I make with the Debbie Bliss Riva I bought in Oxford? This! It’s the Haven scarf from Kim Hargreaves’ Heartfelt: The Dark House Collection. I have a love/hate relationship with knitting compilations such as these. They’re not … Continue reading

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