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Keep Calm and Cast On

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Design: Keep Calm and Cast On
Size: 79w x 174h
Designer: Kell Smurthwaite, Kincavel Krosses
Price: £3.50

Kincavel Krosses

The Day the Vulcan Died

Ever since I heard the news that Leonard Nimoy died, the song going through my head has been Samuel Barber’s setting of the poem Anthony O’Daly. 612 more words


Everywhere but home

Last week was half term week here so we’ve been racing around the country.
First up was some time in Somerset where we helped my parents manage some of their land – felling diseased trees and chopping back hedgerows. 833 more words

Natural Dyeing

A Woolly Wonderland @ Unravel

This time last weekend I was immersed in the Woolly Wonderland of Unravel.

It’s the first time I’ve been to this inspiring annual knitting festival at… 431 more words


Finally Finished This Poncho/Shawl

This took me a couple months to finish. It’s a pattern by Ilga Leja – Lady Of The Forest. The instructions were one of the best well-written ones I’ve ever used. 41 more words


If You Can't Knit 'Em, Swatch 'Em

I have always viewed swatching as a necessary, but unpleasant task; the boring opening act you have to suffer through before you get to the main attraction, the one you spent all that money on and have been dreaming about for months.   421 more words


Earth tones and monochromes

After a disappointing weekend last week, this week’s jumbling has been better: a wet, windy wait at Cooksbridge was worth it for the following finds. First up, hugely thick and large-sized Icelandic jumper (the label reads ‘The Handknitting Association of Iceland” – wonderful images conjured up of grannies in remote fishing villages clacking needles and looking out to sea at fishing trawlers) and a somewhat more flatteringly-shaped and less Yeti-like M&S black polo-neck. 115 more words