Category Archives: knitting

The Act V. The Object

I have an entire completed knitting project that’s been finished for two months. All I need to do is block it and sew on the buttons, so what’s stopping me? A new make. I’ve leapt ahead. I pride myself on … Continue reading

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Knitting The Rio Olympics

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the Olympics are in full swing! And what better way to celebrate than with a spot of knitting. Usain Bolt definitely agrees… Jessica’s so excited, she’s leaping hurdles. I don’t know who this … Continue reading

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Four Tips For Storing Sewing And Knitting

First of all, thank you so much for your support and encouragement following my last blog post. I had no idea how people would react and it was the first time I’d put my plan down in words for others … Continue reading

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Inspiration Island

It’s funny to knit a cardigan, whilst wearing the same cardigan! This is the Miette Cardigan, which I last knitted three years ago. Yikes! It has proven to be a real trooper. So much so, that I decided to make a … Continue reading

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Winding A Hank Of Wool Jack Style

Reader, Jack Of All Craft, suggested a different method of winding a hank of wool and it involved … a cardboard toilet roll tube! I never, ever thought I’d feature bathroom staples at Did You Make That. Just goes to show that … Continue reading

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How To Wind A Hank Of Wool

It’s time to start a new knitting project, which means ordering more wool. On this occasion, Malabrigo Worsted, a super-soft wool though with a tendency to felt. Many of the smaller wool manufacturers supply their wool in hanks rather than … Continue reading

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Knitting A Snood

Have you come across Wool And The Gang? They’re very active on Instagram and my impression is that they’ve been on a significant and successful social media onslaught – I’ve spotted lots of other bloggers knitting their wares. When I … Continue reading

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Socking It To Christmas

We’re in the run up to Christmas. The festive season that delivers a back-to-back calendar of parties, yet encourages us to dig deep and produce a gazillion handmade presents. So, let’s talk about socks that I knitted for myself. These are my third pair of … Continue reading

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Meeting Makers – The Author

I first met author, Catherine Johnson, when the two of us jumped into a cab together on our way to a conference. As Catherine chatted, I was secretly eyeing up her Fair Isle cardigan. ‘Did you make that?’ She had. … Continue reading

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A Very Modified Cardigan

This is the Cable and Lace Cardigan from the Debbie Bliss Mia pattern book, knitted in Marine wool. The eagle-eyed amongst you may spot one key modification. Can you see? Stare hard. Yes, I knitted it as a jumper! I was concerned … Continue reading

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