Tag Archives: knitting

Sockmania 2017 has begun

Making socks has become an annual ritual since I realised just how wonderful real, home-made socks are. They come with an inbuilt temperature gauge, for one. They keep my feet nice and toasty when it’s cold but they don’t make … Continue reading

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Giving something back-scarf

Sometimes things come to an end. And then new things can begin. A little while ago, the mother of a friend died. As with quite a few mother-child-relationships, this one would have had the tagline ‘It’s complicated’ on Facebook. I … Continue reading

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A cardigan made from pure Denim

Come again? Yes, you read that right. I knitted a cardigan out of yarn made from recycled denim: ergo, I’ve got a denim cardigan. Recycled yarns have been around a while, of course, but I’ve never been attracted to what … Continue reading

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Review: Ann Budd, Knitting Green

Review: Ann Budd, Knitting Green: Conversations and Planet-Friendly Projects. Loveland: Interweave, 2010. No, this is not the newest book on the shelf of my local library, but it chimed with concerns I’m having over my various craft hobbies: how to indulge … Continue reading

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Sock it to me!

Recently I’ve let myself be caught up in a sock-making frenzy. I’m working on my third pair, have already got wool for a fourth and plans for a fifth. If this continues, I’ll be the Imelda Marcos of the sock … Continue reading

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Luminosity #2

My. How very athletic I look. And all to show the three elements of my Luminosity collection (!) in one picture: socks, fingerless goves and beanie! I’ve posted about the socks and the gloves before, so here’s how I’ve made … Continue reading

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Luminosity

I don’t know if it was the promise of winter bleakness, but something drew me to this mad neon multi-coloured wool. What fantastic colours… I’d certainly not get lost wearing stuff made from them! In the end I bought two … Continue reading

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