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.

Giant knitting

I was lucky enough to receive a pair of huge (20mm diameter) knitting needles for Christmas and some equally huge yarn. I have tried giant crochet before, again after being given the wherewithal as a present, but never supersized knitting. … Continue reading

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When things go wrong

Not all of my crafting endeavours go to plan. I tend not to mention the pear-shaped ones in this blog, I’d rather focus on the things that turn out reasonably presentable and/or useful. But we can all learn from our … Continue reading

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New year, new crafting resolutions

There are lots of things I’d like to learn to do in 2019, many of them craft-related, and there are various crafting ideas I’ve had but haven’t taken to completion (or even started, in some cases).  So I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Christmas crafting round-up

Now that the turkey has been eaten – roast turkey, turkey à la king, turkey curry and, finally, turkey soup – I’ve been reflecting on my pre-Christmas crafting. This is always the busiest time of year creatively speaking, with presents … Continue reading

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Back to Granny

I finished my sister-in-law’s Passover Hat in plenty of time to block it, wrap it and hand it over when we visited them yesterday. That left me with idle hands. “What do I really need?”, I asked myself, and the … Continue reading

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Dreambird revealed

I’ve been knitting in all spare moment to get this shawl finished before a party I wanted to wear it to. I made it in time, but had to speed up the blocking process with a hairdryer – that was … Continue reading

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