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A little reinvention

I know it’s now a saga, this honey cowl. As you know, I disliked the feel and look of the Stylecraft Special DK when it was knitted, so swapped to a lovely soft DMC Creative World merino I had in my stash.We all know swatching is important, even vital, but it seems a drag – not that I’ve ever actually done it before. 179 more words

Crochet

Begin again

It was obvious I had to start the Honey Cowl again wasn’t it? Thank you for all your comments here, and elsewhere. I was kind of hoping someone might suggest I could wave a magic wand and transform the yarn into something else, without having to undo all my knitting, but no go! 181 more words

Knitting

Dilemma. Knitting.

So, I’ve knit a bit more of the Honey Cowl, it’s described as a slip stitch honeycomb pattern which explains the name, but am caught in a bit of a dilemma. 136 more words

Knitting

Knit : Neckwarmer (Honey Cowl)

Some time last year, I was determined to learn to knit continental. I chose the shorter version of Honey Cowl (quite popular on Ravelry). The talented… 197 more words

Crafts

Being careful not to twist

After four years of knitting, I have seen this phrase more times than I can sufficiently count (and yes I did try to think of a number.) A seemingly common sense phrase that after a while you (or least I do) tend to gloss over, secure in your ability to tell the difference between when the knitting is working and not. 493 more words

Knitting

Eve of Going Home

As the clock ticks later and later I’m still scanning away on a stack of family letters from the 1940s. The majority of them are from my great-grandmother to my grandfather when he was in the US Army in WWII. 295 more words

Knitting

Florida and Yarn Tourism

As of about 2pm yesterday afternoon, I’ve been in Florida. It’s great to get away and visit family but also to just hang out with everyone I know down here and just  340 more words

Knitting