– 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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– 145 – ‘Siv’ socks

Have you come across ‘Laine‘ magazine yet?  If you haven’t, click on the link and have a look, it’s full of beautiful photography and great wearable patterns. Siv is the 2nd pattern I’v knitted from issue 1 and it’s fabulous despite the fact I’ve suffered from a very severe case of 2nd sock syndrome which […]

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– 138 – giant knitting

I’m probably the last person to jump on the giant knitting bandwagon… but better late than never, right?  I’ve always admired the oversized wool from afar but it was only when I saw one first hand at The Village Haberdashery than I really understood.  I literally saw the light in between the giant stitches. Giant […]

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– 124 – ‘RANUNCULUS’ by Midori Hirose

I have plenty of knitting/crochet patterns in my Ravelry library… everytime I see something I like I click on the link and, let’s be honest, most of the time they end up sitting there, ignored till the day I can’t remember why I saved them in the first place and I would like to delete […]

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– 85 – ‘crazy feeling’ sweater

Such a fast knit! … and as it turned out well times as the weather after teasing us with sun and high temperatures for a couple of week has gone back to ‘bleh’ again. This was a ‘kit’ from ‘Wool and the gang’  – which you can purchase ‘here‘, if you’re interested.  I don’t know […]

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– 71 – ‘Boxy’ sweater

So… you might be expecting this post to be about a wonderful jumper/sweater (you pick) designed by a lovely lady and knitted by yours truly with truly wonderful yarn… but no. I’m too traumatised. This whole taking picture of yourself thing?  Much harder than you think.  Take it from me. I’m in the house alone so […]

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– 56 – ‘Boxy’ sweater

Let’s talk about knitting. ‘Boxy’ has been on my to do list for years.  It’s a simple sweater, mainly stockinette, loose fitting (essential) with tight sleeves and pretty details on the shoulders.  What’s not to like? Also is THE perfect watching-tv-whilst-knitting project because there are miles and miles, weeks and weeks, of stockinette stitch and […]

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– 14 – reversible cowl

Last time Mr M was in New York for business he popped into Purl Soho  (yes, I married a good one) and bought a couple of beautiful skeins of merino line weight in the most delicate colours. There are plenty of patterns to knit in this yarn on their website and after months of indecision I […]

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– 10 – cream

First pattern from the gorgeous Laine magazine.  (I got my copy from Ysolda btw) It goes without saying that I didn’t have the exact same yarn that the pattern suggested so I had to improvise with my stash… bring on Manos del Uruguay ‘Silk Blend’ in a lovely ice grey. I also had to adjust the gauge and […]

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– 5 – a simple tee

(I’ve started keeping my scissors and a yarn needle in this little  rose gold pouch from The Future Kept in my knitting bag.  Why didn’t I think of that before?  I think it’s supposed to be a keyring… but hey…) Now that things are starting to quiet down a little (they quiet before the storm […]

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