Category Archives: sewing

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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Alternative cycle clips, finished socks and another hat

As is usual, I’ve started more new things than I’ve finished this week. Let’s start with the finished objects. Blue Alternating Slip-stitch Socks First, the blue slip-stitch socks. I can’t show you any photos of them looking perfect on the … Continue reading

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Plans for bike transportation bags

Alternating Slip-stitch socks Spring has officially sprung and the first daffodils are flowering in the garden, albeit looking a little the worse for wear as a result of the recent snowfalls. I’ve even done a little pruning and clearing up. … Continue reading

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Sock horror – emergency lingerie bags

I knitted my first pair of socks 5 years ago this month. (Happy sockaversary me, yay!) My aim is to have at least 8 machine-washable pairs, then I can wear hand knitted socks every day in winter without having to … Continue reading

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