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Wrapped Up in Knitted Love

Since she joined my knitting class in the fall, Tracy has proved herself an intrepid and very generousĀ knitter. Her very first project was a lovely GAPtastic shawl for her teen daughter. 80 more words

Saltwater Hill Knits

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


Baby it's cold outside

Yes, it may be cold outside, but it’s a great excuse to wear lots of knitted layers!

Hats are a great way to add colour to an outfit and bring cheer to a dull day. 143 more words

Briar Shawl is finished!

I have so loved knitting this shawl. I was quite sad when I threaded my last fringe through! It has been a lot of fun to knit during these cold evenings because it’s 65% wool and 35% alpaca so it kept me warm while I was knitting! 118 more words


Fit for a prince

It is one of my favourite little people’s birthday at the end of the month. He is the beloved offspring of one of my favourite slightly larger people and getting to know my old friend as a mother, whilst watching her gorgeous son grow has been one of the joys of the last four years. 174 more words


A child's hat

If you want to get beyond a scarf and think a jumper is too much of a challenge, try to knit a hat. It is all about the decreasing, which is just successively knitting two switches together according to the pattern and so much easier than increasing. 173 more words


Doilies and more

After dealing with all the gift making, I decided to have a go at crocheting a doily. I wasn’t sure if it was a good idea, since I’d tried crocheting with lace yarn before and I hadn’t enjoyed it. 605 more words