Category Archives: knitting

Let’s Play Spot The Mistake

Who can tell me what’s wrong with this shawl? Look closer… And closer… I don’t think the straight edge of a shawl is meant to suddenly curve round. The problem lies in the row where those neat little parallelograms suddenly … Continue reading

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I Had To Google Parallelogram

Look at that beautiful snaking curl of shawl! My Bernina is serviced and ready to pick up! But how have I occupied myself whilst we’ve been apart? I’ve been knitting. My Heaven And Space shawl definitely wins the award for … Continue reading

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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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