Category Archives: knitting

Five Tips For Commuter Knitting

Having spent a year knitting my Heaven And Space Shawl on commutes around the world, I thought I’d share a few tips I have learnt! This shawl has gone on holidays, retreats, trains, through airport security, smuggled into meetings and … Continue reading

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Heaven And Space

This is the Heaven And Space Shawl. I knitted it over the course of a year, little realising that I’d finish in time for yellow to be this season’s colour. Guess I’m just lucky to be a slow knitter!

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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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