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.

Lockdown repair shop

Well, the repairing hasn’t gone that well, despite being shut in the house apart from a daily walk and food shopping once every 10 days. First, the successes. I managed to create one working cordless phone from the two non-working … Continue reading

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In the pink

This week’s finished object is a winter nightie. The jersey fabric was wide enough for me to be able to cut it with all-in-one dolman sleeves. I was thinking that the lack of armhole seams would be more comfortable for … Continue reading

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Coronavirus crafting

What a strange couple of days this has been. Since the government changed its coronavirus advice yesterday morning, virtually everything that happens locally has been cancelled. All types of meeting from the Parish Council to the Rotary Club, as well … Continue reading

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Knitting with wire

Someone I know came back from a trip to South America recently with a pair of earrings made from knitted wire. Now I’ve seen examples of wire knitting before, done using a “French knitting” tool of the type we all … Continue reading

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The finished tank

I finished the tank top I was knitting this week. After two washes to remove the lanolin still in the yarn and three or so decades of dirt – I can’t remember exactly when I bought this yarn, but I … Continue reading

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Blowy weather

For the third weekend in a row we’ve been buffeted by strong winds. There’s been a lot of rain too and several local bridges and roads were closed on Saturday as a result of floods or dangerously high river levels. … Continue reading

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