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Knitting - A Foray into Fair Isle

I’ve never done fair isle before. I have been terrified. Probably of discovering that I’m crap at it. I suspected I’d be crap at it. That I’d end up with some puckered and tangled mess. 255 more words


A Mobius Fail, a Knitting Group and New Needles!

It’s been a busy week this one but I have still found time to whip out the needles when I can. My mobius cowl didn’t turn out quite to plan, I cast off at the weekend but it soon became clear that I had cast on far too many stitches and after 2 hours of binding off I was left with a cowl that hit the floor when I put in on! 329 more words


The Unfinished

It’s easy to start projects, but harder to finish them.

Maybe it’s even harder to continue when there’s no end date in sight. When I was in seventh grade, I collected pen pals, always anticipating the envelopes with international stamps and the hastily-scrawled accounts within of probably-embellished junior high social events. 806 more words


Boy's Frozen Sweater

Like all kids between the ages of 2 and 12, my son is obsessed with a certain very cold themed kids movie but I’m too cheap and consumer-conscious to buy him all the Disney-branded merchandise. 246 more words


Gloves heading for Bergen


I have been knitting gifts to send over to Bergen. Yesterday, I pictured the gloves before posting them across to my friends Gro and Geir (pictured above whilst on a walk in Eshaness, Shetland in July this year). 358 more words

My Knitting Designs

I'd rather be swatching

Writing everyday is even harder than I imagined. Yesterday the day before yesterday, I had to write a text for work and just couldn’t face writing something for the blog before I went to bed. 379 more words


Harleys Yoke

Machine Knit yoke jumper by Harleys of Scotland, although this is machine knit, it is completely seamless, which is the main reason I bought it, to see what it was like. 18 more words

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