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A completed sweater, egg cosies and a card

Natalie unveiled The Natalie jumper from “Knit Vintage” is finished. It took me over 4 hours to sew up – always the least attractive job.  I love the look of it but I’m worried that the yarn is too soft … 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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MOOCs to soothe the February blues

A couple of MOOCs I hate February. The days are still short and temperatures low, but there’s none of the post-Christmas bonhomie of January, and the sales are over so I have no excuse to indulge in retail therapy. It’s … 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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Another hat, and a cupboard that will close

Natalie v2 I finally bit the bullet and pulled out the back of my Natalie vintage sweater – it was never going to be big enough, despite the tension (gauge) swatch telling me otherwise. I’ve cast on again with enough … Continue reading

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