Category Archives: DIY

Socks and bells

The latest pair of socks is done. They make a nice ‘mix and match’ pair with the pair I knitted a few months ago. I was in Skipton the other day and popped in to the shop in where I … Continue reading

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A mystery project

I’ve been too busy with DIY jobs to blog for a while. It’s always the same at this time of year – the sudden realisation that the weather is getting steadily worse, the hours of daylight are reducing, and I’d … 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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A rotating TV stand

While one member of the family has been enjoying the new window seat cushions, I’ve been doing some woodwork. Our 11-year-old television went phut recently, and wasn’t worth fixing. I’m pretty sure that the problem was a failure of the … Continue reading

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Creating a window seat

I have my nose to the knitting grindstone at the moment, trying to get my Dreambird shawl finished in time for the Christmas party season. I am now 15 feathers in, with probably 5, maximum 6, to go.  I plan … Continue reading

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Wooden pipe collars

The thing I am most pleased with from last week’s crafting and DIY efforts is a simple piece of woodwork that has finished off our new oak floor. With help from my dear husband, I have made half a dozen … Continue reading

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