Tag Archives: Dreambird

Dreambird revealed

I’ve been knitting in all spare moment to get this shawl finished before a party I wanted to wear it to. I made it in time, but had to speed up the blocking process with a hairdryer – that was … Continue reading

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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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Harrogate show

I’ve had a day out at the Knitting and Stitching Show which is held in Harrogate every November. For once I didn’t buy anything – I’m on a yarn diet – I just had a good look round, chatted to … Continue reading

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What to make with quilted fabric

Some years ago, a Yorkshire-based fabric printer and finisher called Skopos had a number of mill shops in which they sold ends-of-rolls of heavyweight cotton furnishing fabric very cheaply. I have curtains, cushions and loose covers I made in the … Continue reading

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Dream or nightmare?

I’ve spent another week of evenings painting skirting boards, but now they are all on the wall and there’s just a bit of residual gap-filling to do. I have time for knitting again, which means I’ve finished one project and … Continue reading

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Always something new to learn

New techniques In pre-internet days I fondly thought that I was a skilled knitter. Then, when craft blogs began to appear and Ravelry started up, I realised that I was at best competent in a small area of the knitting … Continue reading

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