Tag Archives: blocking knitting

Back to crochet, and DIY blocking pins

Yarny crafts have been neglected lately, while I’ve been sewing scrubs and face masks and 3D printing visors. But the washing machine mangled a crocheted tray cloth last weekend which means I need a replacement. I’ve had this rather unattractive … 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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Diversion socks revealed

These jazzy, short-row socks are done and blocked. I love them, I will be wearing them with Mary Janes the better to show off their exuberant insteps. I have nothing that really goes with them, bar a pair of grey … Continue reading

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First steps in Arduino

According to the Arduino website, it is “an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software”. What on earth does that mean, you may well ask. Basically, there are various Arduino “boards” (ie electronic circuits), each of which contain … Continue reading

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Al fresco blocking

Color Affection is finished. I planned to darn in the ends before blocking it, but Monday dawned bright and sunny, albeit frosty. The sort of day that is just made for admiring the colour contrast of newly-minted leaves against a … Continue reading

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Still stashbusting – a sewn bag

Madeleine bag As part of my stash-busting resolution for 2015, I’ve made a handbag from a couple of leftover pieces of jacketing fabric. I based it loosely on the Madeleine bag on the curiously named Imagine Gnats blog, although I … Continue reading

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