Category Archives: woodwork

Creating a window seat

I have my nose to the knitting grindstone at the moment, trying to get my Dreambird shawl finished in time for the Christmas party season. I am now 15 feathers in, with probably 5, maximum 6, to go.  I plan … Continue reading

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Wooden pipe collars

The thing I am most pleased with from last week’s crafting and DIY efforts is a simple piece of woodwork that has finished off our new oak floor. With help from my dear husband, I have made half a dozen … Continue reading

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Floor repairs and a finished hat

Fairy Leaves baby hat The hat I’ve been making, based on the Fairy Leaves baby dress, seems to have worked. It’s turned out the right size anyway. If I’m being picky, I’d say the crown is a little too pointy. … Continue reading

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It works!

I finished my Lazy Whoever and I’m finding it a delight to knit with. No more tugging at my yarn, wondering if I’ll break it. The turntable just spins happily on a table in front of me. And, as ever, … Continue reading

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Lazy Whoever

I’m knitting a summer jumper in fine linen yarn, in the round. It’s going slowly and, frankly, it’s rather boring: 224 stitches per round and all of them knit. And the worst of it is, I have to knit several … Continue reading

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Diversion socks

I am making progress with the Diversion short-row socks, after the false starts of last weekend. I’ve gone down a needle size as I approach the ankle and will probably reduce by another 0.25mm for the foot because the sock … Continue reading

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