Category Archives: knitting

The missing magnet

I’m making preparations for a cycle tour in a few weeks’ time. Last year when we cycled along the Riviera I didn’t take my bike computer to track the distances because I found at the last minute that it had … Continue reading

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Knit for the life you have

After mulling over lots of patterns for rather lovely, loose, sleeveless summer tops (Slope was my favourite), I have decided instead to make a more practical long-sleeved sweater from the reel of undyed linen yarn I found in a cupboard. … Continue reading

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Rabbit revealed

We’ve been basking in hot weather since Saturday – almost unheard of for a bank holiday weekend. As a result I’ve been rather lax with my various crafting projects, I’ve been lazing in the garden or strolling in the sunshine … Continue reading

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All the ingredients for a bicycle bag

The bike transportation bag project is advancing. The wonderful Shuttle fabric shop in Shipley had just the ripstop fabric I needed – nylon (stronger than polyester), black and wider than the usual 150cm. It was the only ripstop nylon they … Continue reading

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Finished – the prototype bike bag

We’ve had four days of fabulous weather this week. It even got up to 23°C on Thursday, a quite extraordinary temperature for Yorkshire in April. Alas, things are back to normal today with rain, wind and temperatures 10 degrees lower, … Continue reading

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Completed Wurm

The Wurm hat I’ve been knitting for a friend is done. It’s not quite the same as mine because I didn’t have enough of the plain yarn to use doubled between the chenille stripes. Instead, I stranded it with a … Continue reading

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