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.

Ready for Autumn

The weather forecast for tomorrow is 28°C, which will quite probably be the hottest day of the year. So what have I just finished knitting? A high necked, cabled sweater, that’s what. Well, I needed something to knit while there’s … Continue reading

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Twin needle stitching

Predictably, I couldn’t find a shop locally that could supply me with a fine, ballpoint, twin needle to use on my cotton jersey vest. But eBay has come to the rescue. The two needles in this version are 2.5mm apart … Continue reading

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Sewing a jersey top

One of the merits of making face coverings for the local community – and demand has risen since the announcement that they will be mandatory in shops from the end of next week – is that I’ve been searching through … Continue reading

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Maija pullover

I mentioned my latest knitting project, a cabled sweater called Maija, a couple of posts ago without going into any details. Although wool makes me itch, I like the look of animal fibres and the warmth they provide, and they’re … Continue reading

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When life doesn’t mean life

Back in 2015 a mandatory charge was introduced in England for plastic carrier bags provided by large shops. Until then, I’d taken one or two free bags every time I went to the supermarket, reused them a few times and … Continue reading

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Goodbye GBSB

The Great British Sewing Bee is over for another year, more’s the pity, and I was right about Clare winning it. With the TV schedules full of repeats in this pandemic period, it’s been one of the few things worth … Continue reading

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