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A reindeer, last-century mohair and Scandinavian-style tree decorations

Fluffy cushion cover Continuing with my theme of finishing projects and using up my stash, I came across a half-finished cushion cover last weekend that I started knitting two years ago. That has been my project for the week and … Continue reading

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How to design and knit a gansey

The gansey I’ve been knitting since early February is now done and has been worn already. It is time to reflect on the process and consider what I have learnt, both for my own benefit and that of anyone reading … Continue reading

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Beautiful birch bins

The wonders of aviation ply During Dorset Art weeks, back in May, I saw some lovely wastepaper bins made in very thin birch ply. I’d long hankered after some of this ply to make lampshades like those by David Trubridge, … Continue reading

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A long lost quilt, knitting in Russian and recycling

My first (and only) quilt In 1995, in a fit of madness, I bought a load of turquoise-and-black craft cotton and pieced together a quilt from simple rectangles. I’d never made a quilt before and my only experience of patchwork … Continue reading

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King’s Cross revisited

A visit to the Smoke I had a trip to London this week. For once, I wasn’t in a tearing rush and I had time to have a proper wander around King’s Cross station, the first time I’ve done so … Continue reading

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Bubbles and eyes

I finished the first sleeve of my gansey the other day. Now, when I try it on, it looks more like a jumper than a work-in-progress and I know that I’ll enjoy wearing it. But I’ve lost a little enthusiasm … Continue reading

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