Category Archives: knitting

Baby stuff and an amethyst shawl pin

Boy bib I’ve had a lot of work to do this week, including a trip to Wales and a few sessions on the laptop this weekend. It hasn’t left a lot of time for crafting, but I did manage to … Continue reading

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The last mohair scarf

I’ve finally used up the mohair I bought in about 1984.  The last of the 4 scarves, in red yarn, is in a diamond and bead stitch which has opened up beautifully in blocking. Now, what to knit next?

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Mohair – legacy of the 80s

Younger readers might not know this, but in the 1980s we liked fluff and frizz.  Our hair was poodle-permed and we wore a lot of mohair. (I know, the past is another country …)  I’m ashamed to say that I … Continue reading

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Fidget spinner bearings

All the kids locally are playing with fidget spinners, as they are everywhere.  I’ve been wanting to make a yarn holder for a while, a stand that will hold a cone or ball of yarn and rotate to deliver the … Continue reading

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One down, one to go

The first of my two chair covers is finished, apart from some sort of tab or ties to hold the rear pleat closed.  It needs a good press, but I’m pleased with it.  It certainly makes a rather horrible, cut-down, … Continue reading

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Conduit rosettes for a light shade

I’m still working on the light shade.  In fact, I’ve been sitting in the sun this week for an hour or so each day while sanding conduit slices smooth and sticking them together.  In the evenings, when I’d normally be … Continue reading

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