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New and Shiny

Every year, when Fall arrives, I have the urge to drop all my summer knitting and start a whole bunch of new projects.  This September, the urge has been especially strong.   568 more words

Knitting

Knitting Cruise

I have just returned from a fabulous Stitchtopia knitting cruise, organised by Arena Travel, teaching continental knitting, two-handed Fair Isle/stranded knitting and steeking. We travelled with 22 ladies, some of whom also enjoyed crochet workshops with Sara Huntington, editor of… 408 more words

Hooked

It’s official. I am a Fair Isle-in fool!

I’ve done a little of this technique over the years and though I loved the look, it never “grabbed” me. 55 more words

Knitting

BBC - Travel - Why people are obsessed with Fair Isle

Scotland’s Fair Isle is remote, challenging – and a magnet for new settlers, who have been inspired to move here by everything from a childhood jumper to a radio broadcast. 26 more words

Travel

The first U-Boat attack of the Great War

HMS Birmingham and U-15

On the 1st Aug 1914, 4 days before Britain’s declaration of war, the Central Powers deployed a force of ten U-Boats – one third of their strength – into the North Sea for reconnaissance. 422 more words

History

A Sleeve is Born

I started on the Ashland sweater Sunday 8/13. I had never done or taken the time to learn a tubular cast on before, but I always like to learn new things so I decided to try it.   131 more words

Inspiration

I ALWAYS have a project in the works. Whether I am test knitting a new pattern, working on an order or knitting something for myself, I am never without something to create. 71 more words

August 2017