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.

Baby hats

I finished the baby hat that matches the little top I made recently. The pattern is Super Stretchy Baby Hat. There was just enough yarn to complete it but not enough for the I-cord “bobble” at the crown. So I … Continue reading

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We all need reading glasses

I’ve reached the age where I have to use reading glasses and so does just about everyone I know. I have to get mine from an optician because one eye needs a much stronger lens than the other, but most … Continue reading

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Sheepy fun

Masham Sheep Fair Friends from “down south” came to visit last weekend. We took them to Rievaulx Abbey on Saturday morning and then, on the way home, called in at Masham. The annual Sheep Fair was on and the website … Continue reading

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Nearly new kitchen

Yay! The kitchen cupboards are done. After 3 weeks of dismantling, sanding and painting, not to mention a whole afternoon of rebuilding, stage 1 of my kitchen makeover is complete. The freshly painted doors and drawers with their new handles … Continue reading

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Kitchen cupboard makeover

Our kitchen is in total disarray at the moment, with all the cupboard doors removed and the contents of the drawers stacked on every available surface. It’s all in aid of sprucing up the room by revamping the units. We … Continue reading

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The origin of “bra”?

I’m still knitting the little top for the new arrival due at the end of this month. I showed it to a French friend who immediately said, “It’s a brassière!”. That surprised me, until she explained that a brassière is … Continue reading

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