Category Archives: knitting

New hat, new pattern

I’ve enjoyed knitting this hat – it’s a Christmas present for my other half. The pattern is a standard k2p2 rib then ‘Ringwood’, of which there seem to be several versions!  I’ve knitted: rounds 1 and 2 knit, round 3 … Continue reading

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What a difference a yarn makes

I’ve just finished knitting a hat for my son’s birthday.  We’d chosen the yarn together – Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran (100% merino) in dark navy – and he’d specified the type of pattern. What fascinated me was just how different … Continue reading

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New season… New projects

Summer (such as it was) is definitely over although today is one of those lovely sunny, fresh Autumn days.  Amazingly, we’ve managed to harvest this little group of tomatoes, carrots and a baby beet from what has been a somewhat … Continue reading

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If it’s a cold winter… I’ll be ready

Here’s hoping for a cold(ish) winter.  Why?  So I can wear this pair of mittens I’ve just knitted using the chunky handspun marled merino I plied back in early July. The yarn was rather inconsistent so I’ve had to do a … Continue reading

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Cognitive dissonance

I’m just not a delicate, lacy person and especially not a lacy knitted shawl one. I’m drawn more towards chunkier stuff.  So what do I do?  Buy some lovely fine yarn and find a lacy shawl pattern. There is some … Continue reading

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A bit of lace

My first pair of fingerless mittens! The pattern is ‘Cafe au Lait Mitts’ by Paula McKeever, Snapper Knits. I used a 50g ball of Rowan by Amy Butler, belle organic dk (50% organic wool, 50% organic cotton) from my stash. … Continue reading

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Keeping a record… you know you should!

Oh dear… I really should keep better records of my projects. At least with knitting there are generally detailed patterns to refer to. But with spinning and weaving, unless you’re following a given project to the absolute letter, then it … Continue reading

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