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Despite appearances, this is still a knitting/crochet/running blog. But following your reactions to the last post, I thought that some of you might want to know that this happened with Robyn-the-robin. Repeatedly:- She ate from my hand, too, but I didn’t manage to get a picture of that. Sometimes one of the twinnage joins me […]
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Ever feel as though you’re being watched? Well, do you?? I can’t even set foot in the garden without Robyn the robin appearing, demanding food (aka demanding I do the weeding, so that she can follow me along the flowerbed, gathering grubs and beetles, and telling me about everything she thinks is wrong with the […]
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(And yes, there will be more about nålbinding in a future post…) In the meantime, shall we have a book review? Sixth & Spring has just published Finishing School, A Master Class For Knitters, by Deborah Newton. Yes, I was given this book for free, so clearly you can’t trust a word I say. But […]
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I’ve been learning nålbinding. (Other spellings are available.) Not familiar with the technique? You’re not alone. It’s what people did at ‘Stitch-And-Bitch’ nights thousands of years ago, before they got round to inventing knitting and crochet. (And it’s still practiced today in some regions, in addition to enjoying a revival amongst historical re-enactment folk.) But […]
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Writing blog posts is tricky when things go well. It’s easier when your day turns belly-up and you leave your dignity somewhere up a tree in the supermarket car park, but there’s nothing hilarious about things working out as intended. That’s why I’m finding it hard to write this post about Saturday’s Yarn Shop Day […]
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As seasons go – and man, do they go fast for those of us on the less popular side of 40 – spring has a lot to recommend it. The very best thing is that nature stops hiding its colourful light under a damp, grey, bushel, and comes out to frolic. Look at these beautiful […]
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Twice a year, the Stylecraft Blogstars meet at Stylecraft’s beautiful old mill in West Yorkshire for a weekend of yarn, chatter, food, wine, friendship, scenery, and news. Yeah, the experience really is exactly as gruelling as it sounds. Our scheduled meetup in February was postponed due to snow. (PLEASE STOP LAUGHING, Canadian/Scandinavian readers – our […]
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Hello! Do come and sit here beside the fire. I have much yarnery to share with you. (But the latest Stylecraft Blogstars weekend shenanigans should probably wait until next post.) Meanwhile in response to a dozen or so requests, I promised a post about how I went about designing this thing:- So here goes. I’ve […]
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That title is misleading. I’m not really a millionaire, although I did just find a bar of chocolate that I’d forgotten about so I am feeling pretty fortunate. (I sometimes hide chocolate away from the Twinnage, and the advantage/disadvantage of having a rubbish memory is that I then promptly forget it ever existed.) But the […]
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I’ve finished knitting a thing. It’s a big thing. 110cm (43″) square, to be precise. You’re looking at 123 500 stitches which, it’s fair to say, took a good while to complete. It’s made of Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift, and it weighs in at 500 grams. That’s a kilometre of yarn. It was knitted in […]
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