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More Previous TARDIS Progress

Here’s the log of progress I’ve been keeping in a MS Word file up until now. As you’ll see, it’s pretty slow going and repetitive, but I’m keeping on track for the most part. 488 more words

Doctor Who

It Sort-of Fits

Well, after all of that worrying and fretting, I think I have a wearable sweater.  It’s far more body-hugging than I was aiming for but I think it might be passable.  258 more words


It's Blocking!!!

I don’t know how many hours I have spent this month knitting on my fair isle sweater without knowing if it’ll actually fit.  My swatch seemed to change size several times and the sweater tube that I was producing seemed awfully small. 222 more words


Nothing to declare...

Aargh, it’s been a very non-productive week on the sewing front, I’m afraid!  I haven’t really been feeling it, to be honest, and I think there are a few reasons:  first, the project on the go at the moment has a deadline, in the shape of… 663 more words


New (to me) Raglan Decrease

The arms are now joined to the body of the sweater and I’ve remember that 2 circular needles going from mid-arm to mid-arm make it much less tight when knitting through those initial sleeve stitches after the join.  344 more words



Bodie is a stranded colourwork tote bag by Martin Storey from the Rowan book Nordic knits. It’s a gorgeous book featuring mostly patterns for accessories with some beautiful colour combinations, and this may be the first time I have ever knit a pattern using the suggested yarn… 518 more words

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