Monthly Archives: February 2016

Reflecting on a circular economy

I get a kick out of mending things that would otherwise have to be sent for recycling (best case) or disposed of (worst case). It appeals to my thrifty northern temperament and chimes with current thinking on the importance of … Continue reading

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What to do with a dozen bandanas?

Birthday greetings Two of my male friends have had birthdays in the last week, and I made cards for them both. I always try to find the time to make cards for family and good friends. When I first started … Continue reading

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Starting a lace-fronted cardigan and Android 101

Mittens for a musician Well, the guitar-player’s mitts are finished. They were incredibly quick, compared to the Io gloves I made for myself. Partly that’s because they were in DK not 4-ply, but most of the reason is that I … Continue reading

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Gloves and more gloves

The Ios are finished, and blocked. This is how the green one looked before (left) and after (right) blocking. Quite a difference. The glove blockers I made worked a treat, but I’ve had to make a new, longer thumb than … Continue reading

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First steps in Arduino

According to the Arduino website, it is “an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software”. What on earth does that mean, you may well ask. Basically, there are various Arduino “boards” (ie electronic circuits), each of which contain … Continue reading

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