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A swift way to wind yarn

I wound the first of my five new skeins of Dundaga yarn the other day, with it draped around my knees. Funnily enough, I couldn’t persuade anyone to hold their hands out for the eternity that it took to wind … Continue reading

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Dundaga wool – excess baggage from Latvia

We’re just back from a cycling holiday in the Kurzeme region of Latvia. It was blessedly flat, mostly cool and occasionally damp, and we saw an awful lot of pine trees. We started and ended in the capital, Riga, which … Continue reading

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Repurposing an old drill

Some time ago I went to a vintage fair in Wiltshire and came home with an old hand drill. Apart from the fact that it’s rather lovely, I had an ambition to turn it into a yarn winder some day. … Continue reading

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Too wide a stripe

Despite the fact that I posted a pic of this nearly-finished pair of socks last week, I only noticed when I reached the ribbing a couple of days later that the stripes weren’t matching in the upper half of the … Continue reading

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Socks and cushions

I’ve made the first of the cushion covers with herringbone-stitch fronts. The pattern was Fisherman’s Pillow and the yarn a super-chunky from Hobbycraft called Group Hug which is no longer available. I’m not entirely happy with this cover, because the … Continue reading

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Spring socks

My dear husband has worn through a pair of his favourite socks and asked me if I’d knit him a pair like them. He’s never wanted hand-made socks before, despite my many offers in the last few years when I … Continue reading

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