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.

How to cut energy costs

I’ve just renewed our domestic energy contract for another year. While checking the bills I noted all the information that the government now requires energy companies to include in consumer bills in an effort to persuade the majority of UK … Continue reading

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Saint Rémy sweater revealed

This week I finished a jumper that I cast on nearly three years ago, a modified version of the Saint Rémy design that appeared in Knitty in 2015. My knitting projects don’t usually hang around that long, but I lost … Continue reading

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Wax print fabric from Amsterdam

We spent a few days over the bank holiday weekend in North Holland and Amsterdam, where it was unusually hot – as you can see from the blue sky in the photo above. We did a lot of touristy, cheesy … Continue reading

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Chunky hats

I’m still knitting hats in chunky acrylic. I’ve made four in all and, together with a dozen or so more knitted by others, they’ll be tombola prizes at a local beer festival. Similar woolly hats apparently proved popular last year … Continue reading

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Black leading a fireplace

The weather has been quite wet this week. Thankfully, we avoided the flooding that cut off villages and washed away roads and at least one bridge in dales to the north of here, and we haven’t been evacuated like the … Continue reading

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The finishing touch

After making the cushions for our new window seat earlier this year, I was left with a small amount of fabric left. There was a rectangle of the striped linen union and a couple of small triangles of green velvet … Continue reading

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