Author Archives: yorkshirecrafter

About yorkshirecrafter

I live and work in West Yorkshire.  I've always enjoyed crafts of all types, from woodwork to lace-making.  I also enjoy anything mathematical, which makes knitting a favourite pastime, especially complicated designs.  I've been advising businesses and industry on environmental matters for 30 years and also have an interest in green living, especially where it saves me money. I live with my husband and our Maine Coon in a 100-year-old cottage that constantly needs something doing to it.  Fortunately, I enjoy DIY too.

An oak-framed headboard

Back in autumn 2017 I made a cover for a padded headboard my mother had made long ago in an upholstery class, and then fixed it to the wall in our spare bedroom. But it was rather narrow for a … Continue reading

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An Orcadian Christmas

We spent time over the Christmas and New Year period in Orkney with friends. We loved it but we didn’t love the getting there and back quite so much – a long train journey with several changes and a rail … Continue reading

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Christmas round-up

My dear husband’s socks were not finished in time for Christmas. They have advanced quite nicely, but work is still required. They will be New Year socks instead. I am waiting to knit the welts when I’m sure I won’t … Continue reading

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The latest pair of socks

I’m well into these socks, but I do have some concerns about the grey yarn. Having handled it for hours at a time, I’m not at all sure that it is a sock yarn. It feels more like a pure … Continue reading

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So what is it?

The mystery project continues. I now have almost as many plywood shapes as I need, and some of them have been painted white on one side. Eventually I’ll paint them all, but for now I just wanted to check that … Continue reading

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This year’s Harrogate show

I went to the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show last week, as I do most years. I love looking at the exhibitions of craft work and this Legend of the Willow Pattern quilt was the star of the show in … Continue reading

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