Category Archives: knitting

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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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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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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First post-lockdown meeting

After two locked-down months of unusually fine and sunny weather, we are back to normal with drizzle, overcast skies and temperatures of only about 12-13°C. At least the sheep will be happier – the pandemic has prevented the usual bunch … Continue reading

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Building a veranda

With the kitchen worktop job done, it’s time to start on the next DIY task. We are constructing a coverway at the back of the house, to replace a wooden veranda structure we had to dismantle a few years ago … Continue reading

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