Category Archives: knitting

Replacing a jeans zip

I’ve just put a new zip in a pair of jeans, an incredibly time consuming job. The trouble is, unless you are prepared to unpick virtually every seam, you have to work on the fly while the jeans are in … Continue reading

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Flaum revised

I’ve worn this cardigan a few times since I finished it (or thought I had), but I wasn’t happy with the bracelet-length sleeves. I’ve been putting off doing anything about it, while knowing that I’d have to sooner or later … Continue reading

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Trying tapestry weaving

I’ve been trying out tapestry weaving. Inspired by the wonderful, large tapestries we saw at the Hoxa Tapestry Gallery, Orkney some years ago, my dear husband made me a small weaving frame when we got home. It has lain unused … Continue reading

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Flaum is finished!

I finished the tubular cast-off around the hem and cuffs of this cardigan (Flaum) yesterday. I’ve never done a tubular cast-off before, and the instructions in the pattern seemed complicated. Not only that, they didn’t make sense because the two … Continue reading

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A rotating TV stand

While one member of the family has been enjoying the new window seat cushions, I’ve been doing some woodwork. Our 11-year-old television went phut recently, and wasn’t worth fixing. I’m pretty sure that the problem was a failure of the … Continue reading

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Gansey cowl pattern

I’ve just published my second knitting pattern on Ravelry, which is very exciting. I dipped a toe in the designing water in 2016 by listing a free hat pattern, Blue Selbu, but the latest one has involved a lot more … Continue reading

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