Tag Archives: Wool

Knitting in Bolivia

I’ve been travelling again. Well, what else is there to do with my free time?  I had a three week trip to Bolivia which was all about climbing mountains and exploring, but I found myself suffering from altitude sickness quite … Continue reading

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Knits in progress and where is the sunshine?

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Oh dear. I have been really slack at writing recently. It’s not like I have been distracted by anything except work so I have no excuse. Since it’s currently raining and the garden can’t distract me I thought I’d better … Continue reading

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Finally finished foxglove!

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It’s taken a long time to knit this gorgeous cardigan. I love Kate Davies designs and having never done a fair isle garment I thought this would be a good first project as there’s not too much colour work. It … Continue reading

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Perfecting fairisle knitting

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I’ve run out of yarn for my fairisle cardigan. So aside from the trauma of the countless needles I’ve broken knitting it so far, having longer arms and body than the size I was knitting and thus having to add … Continue reading

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When a stash makes pretty things

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I’m between projects – I’ve just finished a jumper for myself, a test knit lace cape and as I’m about to start on a personal challenge of fairisle and steeking (eeekkk). I’m crap at fair isle as my tension is … Continue reading

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Knitting and drinking

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There’s only one way to get through WIPs and that is to drink and knit… or so it seems. I hadn’t realised quite how much the two go together until I was flicking through my photos for the last post … Continue reading

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Getting a bit cocky with a KAL

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When I’m not making a mess of sewing I’ve been just about keeping up with the Ysolda Teague Knit along – Follow your arrow 2.  But having looked at some of the lovely design that the other options were creating I … Continue reading

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