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A Snowstorm Can't Even Halt This Sweater's Progress

During my post-surgery bedrest in November and December, I found myself with no project to work on, so I whipped up a couple of Fair Isle hats for two of my kids as last-minute Christmas presents, but that only took three days and then I was once again project-less.   1,034 more words

In-Progress Knitting Posts

Island Connections

  ‘Island Connections’ is a series of works considering the relationship between people and land. Vivian recently spent 2months as Artist in Residence on the island of Korpo, where she developed this new body of work as a conversation between the Finnish Archipelago and her home islands of Shetland, and in particular Fair Isle. 233 more words


Cast Away

My mum taught me to knit when I was a teenager. I picked up the basic knitting stitch but little else – I never had the patience to persevere with learning casting on and off. 696 more words


The Owl and the Pussycat (a sneak preview)

It’s a work in progress, but it is the kind of work that makes my soul sing, my heart do cartwheels and my head hum merrily along all day…

More when it’s finished!


Emerald Isle Beanie

I hope everyone’s January is off to a pleasant start! I knitted this hat as a Christmas present for my boyfriend. His favorite color is green, and I wanted to make him a patterned hat that wasn’t too ostentatious. 349 more words


Clear the Queue

I like to have multiple projects going at once. Especially if one thing is large or will take a long time, it is nice to intersperse that with either shorter projects (for the satisfaction of a quick win!) or smaller things that travel better. 406 more words


New Year, New Skills!

Hello everybody! We hope you’ve had a lovely festive season and are feeling refreshed and ready for 2017, the New Year is a great time to plan for those skills you want to improve in the next 12 months – although sometimes it’s hard to know where to start! 360 more words

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