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The big reveal – Kelmscott and slippers

Arne & Carlos felted slippers It took two one-hour, gentle washes at 40ᵒC to get these slippers to felt the right amount.  Now they are thicker and a good fit, but I wish they were a little thicker still.  I … Continue reading

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Crocheted buttons and funny feet

It’s starting to look a lot like Spring, with trees in bud and rabbits hopping in the fields.   I love the look of these pussy-willow branches.  They just cry out to be touched. I’ve just about finished my Kelmscott cardigan.  … Continue reading

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All over bar the crochet

All the knitting is done on this Kelmscott cardigan now, and the last two pieces are being blocked – there wasn’t room on my blocking mats to do all six at once.  At this time of year it’s taking a … Continue reading

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Sanquhar slippers

I’m making plans for the Arne and Carlos felted slippers that are going to be my next knitting project. A rummage through my yarn stash produced some suitable 100% wool aran weight yarn, as I expected it would. Some of … Continue reading

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Last of the summer winery

There’s a British TV series which lasted for decades and hundreds of episodes called Last of the Summer Wine. It’s a gentle comedy about a bunch of elderly folk getting up to harmless mischief in the pretty Pennine town of … Continue reading

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Winter’s last blast

The old saying is, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb”. It’s proving true so far, we’ve already had two snowfalls this month sufficient to disrupt traffic for a couple of hours. With spectacularly bad … Continue reading

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