Category Archives: knitting

A use for this yarn at last

I’ve had a cone of 4-ply, spun-in-the-grease, Shetland yarn for about 35 years. I think I machine knitted a tank top from it. I’ve mentioned this yarn before, and it’s unfortunate mouldy state. I came across it again earlier in … Continue reading

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Dyeing with onion skins

My supersized-yarn cushion cover fronts are done, now I need to make the covers up. I’m trying to use up stash so I’d rather not buy any fabric for the backs. In my stash I’ve found a heavy cotton with … Continue reading

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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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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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