*20* scrappy socks

Let’s talk about something frivolous. I’ve done a lot of reading lately for College. Heavy stuff… actually ‘heavy’ is the wrong word… it was more like eye opening reading and what I saw wasn’t pretty… and I’ll have to think about it a little more before starting a conversation on this platform. In the meantime, […]

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– 2018/204 – Elfriede Shawl

Elfriede Shawl from the latest issue of Laine magazine. I have two other sweater marked down to make from this issue alone, but whilst I was waiting for my yarn to arrive I cast (casted?) on for this shawl and … well the rest is history. Yes, yarn from the stash, from the stash. From […]

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– 2018/184 – Silene Cardigan

‘Silene’ by Pam Allen The pattern for this really useful cardigan is to be found in this book:  Loop’s 10. I didn’t use the suggested yarn, but opted for De Rerum Natura, Gilliatt, which I absolutely loved.  Stitch definition is great, it’s soft but feels … natural… if you know what I mean.  I don’t […]

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– 2018/135 – Cosmic Sweater

I can’t even remember when I started knitting this… which tells you a lot about my knitting mojo of the past few (lots of) months.  I blame it on the super hot (and marvellous weather we’ve been having, but I’m not sure that’s the real cause.  I don’t seem to have time for anything these […]

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– 2018/58 – ‘Martina Cardigan’

This fresh off the needle little gem is the Martina Cardigan by ‘We are knitters’, and you can find the kit here.  It comes complete with instructions, gorgeous wool and optional knitting needles.  (btw I knitted a size S). With easy to follow instructions and clever construction, this is a great project for adventurous beginners […]

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– 2018/35 – knitting inspiration

So… I still haven’t been skiing.  I was going to try today.. but the weather is absolutely awful (or beautiful… because let’s face it, watching the snow falling on dark pine trees is pretty beautiful, right?) and it’s snowing quite heavily and I don’t think that poor visibility, snow drifts and unknown pistes are a […]

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– 2018/30 – ‘fair isle knitting’

The one and only advantage of one’s putting one’s back out completely and utterly a week before a ski holiday whilst getting into one’s car (true or false… true,  don’t go there.  It hurts and I’m furious) is that one has rather a lot of time to sit around and learn things that have had […]

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– 179 –

I always hit a bit of a mental slump this time of the year.  Maybe it’s because of the heightened level of commitments, maybe it the early sunsets and long period of darkness, maybe it’s simply that there are so many ‘things’ to do that I feel slightly claustrophobic.  Is there such thing as ‘commitment […]

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– 171 – “Nuuk”

I am so so happy with this sweater! And who would have thought I’d be so happy with the kind of morning I’ve had… Let me explain.  Mr M drops the boys at the bus stop as normal and after 45 seconds I get 3 – three!! – text messages. From No 3 … I […]

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– 153 – …knitting …

I could have started this post by telling you I had a very relaxing start of the day at the hairdresser drinking coffee and reading magazines… but my day actually began with racing the school bus to school to drop off No 3’s English homework which he’d forgot to pack. That’s it.  The boys have […]

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