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Modern Take on an Aran Jumper

The traditional way of constructing Aran jumpers has always been one of my preferred ways to bring about a garment. You start at the neck and work downwards from there, picking up stitches where needed, but completely eschewing seams.  378 more words


A cosy red kerchief 

I spent a considerable amount of time this week chasing spiders off two antique farm carts. Some of the webs they left behind might well have been antiques themselves and at times I was concerned that once their structural support was removed the woodworm might win, but the talented craftsmen that made them knew their stuff. 314 more words

Stash Busting

Crochet Mania

So, every year I enter crafts (and baking and art and photos….) in a few local fairs. It all started with just some art and photos but as I look at the fair book each year I think ‘ I could learn to do that, then I could enter more things!’ 228 more words



I’ve been a bit under the weather this week. Nothing serious, just a succession of days that feel like flu is on the way but it hasn’t developed into anything major, thank goodness. 498 more words


You Are My Sunshine Boot Toppers

Wellies are pretty much a staple for me. They’re comfy, practical and I love the feeling that I can go anywhere and still have dry feet! 504 more words


Take Heart in Neon

I just realized that this blog title is something of a double entendre. ¬†Take Heart is a pattern by Fiona Alice, published in both Pom Pom Quarterly: Issue 7… 386 more words


Think Pink

I cast on a p_ssyhat for myself while the Mercury socks were out of commission. I’m not able to go to the Women’s March on Washington this Saturday, but I wanted to be able to support the marchers from afar. 747 more words