Tag Archives: yarn

Physician. Knit Thyself.

Today was my first day back at work but I finished early – after all it is a Bank Holiday. The problem I had was that all my knitting had turned to “meh”. There was nothing I felt like knitting. I’ve spent part of my 2 week “holiday” working on either sock blankie or my […]

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One Stash, Two Stash, Lace Weight, Sock.

The other day I made a rather flippant comment on Twitter that generated quite an interesting debate. The question I asked was Is it wrong i have 2 stashes? First of all, I feel this needs a little qualification. I have a stash for work and a stash for my own personal knitting. There is […]

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Handsome and Rugged

This week I’ve started work on anew sweater for the shop. This is going to be a “Fraser” with the yarn coming from the fabulous Sheepfold. The yarn is a Black Leicester Longwool in a grey colour. I love how there are shades of grey within this yarn making it more mottled without being a […]

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Smock My Knit Up

Would you like to see my latest knitting experiment that I’m a bit in love with? This is smocking which is a texture I’ve not worked with before. I used a viscose/silk ribbon which makes for a shiny yarn and also gives it a gorgeous drape. I love the art deco feel this has. It’s […]

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More Knitting Experiments.

The joy of being on holiday is being able to play!. I’m sorry for the exclamation mark but I am super excited about my knitting plans at the moment. It is so nice to feel really inspired and motivated in my work. Anyway, you’re more interested in what it looks like aren’t you. For a […]

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Knitting Module

Guess what?! I’m on holiday!!! For those observant souls amongst you, you are probably thinking “But the plan was to start your holiday 20th December” and you are indeed right. That was the plan. And now it’s different. For a variety of reasons, I’ve decided to finish the shop sweater I’m working on (and nearly […]

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The Day The Mail Arrived

How nice is it to get something in the post that isn’t in a brown envelope and makes you feel depressed? Brown parcels are so much more exciting. If you need poof, check out what came in the post this morning – Lots of lovely Blueface Leicester in cream and a mushroom brown and they […]

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Sparking Saturday – SoSatsuma

It’s bloomin’ chilly outside. Time to wrap up warm and snuggle into something woolly. For those of you who don’t knit, might I recommend the chunky creations of SoSatsuma. SoSatsuma describes itself as – [a] contemporary hand knit company, producing in Britain. Focusing on chunky knit wear for stylish little people.¬† Practical, comfortable, beautiful¬† our […]

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Don’t Ask

There are questions you should never ask a woman without being invited to do so. These range from “How old are you?” to “When are you due?”. Similarly there are questions you should never ask a knitter. To help you here’s a quick list – What will you do with it? Don’t you already have […]

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A New Roman In Town

I’ve had another busy day finishing sweaters. Today I’ve been working on a new “Roman” sweater. This is in a beautifully, rich brown, Think of a dark, strong coffee – lovely, warm and comforting. The yarn as ever comes from Sheepfold and is lovely to work with. Not only is it soft and nicely spun, […]

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