Knitting · Xmas

Twas the wreath before Christmas

  Not long ago I wrote about how I had made my parents a scarf each for Christmas. Well, that wasn't all, because I also collaborated with Shana to make them a Christmas wreath too. No point reinventing the wheel though (or in this case, the wreath) so Shana found an excellent set of instructions… Continue reading Twas the wreath before Christmas

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The Long Slow Process of Updating Patterns

I've been putting off a thorough re-design of my patterns for some time, I put new covers on a while ago, but I knew more was needed. A lot of patterns have way too many pages, so I've opted for a 2-column design, the free patterns no longer have a cover so the pattern starts… Continue reading The Long Slow Process of Updating Patterns

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Untamed DPN’s

Although I can knit quite easily with DPN's (see pics above), for the life of me I cannot get started with them. I've seen endless tutorials with all the sticks in a nice order, and nice words reassuring me that all I need to do is line them up and knit. I suspect the pictures… Continue reading Untamed DPN’s

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I’m knitting backwards for Christmas

A bit of poetic licence with the title, I must confess. Personally, I prefer to follow the forwards arrow of time. It's actually Shana who has been knitting backwards. (If she wants to explain the details, I'll leave it up to her 🙂  ) Basically, this backwards knitting is a way to selectively undo a… Continue reading I’m knitting backwards for Christmas

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The Great Dishcloth Challenge

Oops, with a title like that I've really gone and 'bigged it up' now, haven't I? It was a short but fun project though and for once both Shana and I could work on making the same thing at the same time. And as a wise washer-upper once said, you can never have too many… Continue reading The Great Dishcloth Challenge

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Denim Yacht Pot

I thought it was time to rework/redesign Granny's Reticule, my intention was to use Twilleys Freedom Echo dk, 100% recycled cotton, I'd won the bid for it on eBay which suprised me, but I think it was because the yarn was listed as Blue, I've always thought of it as Denim, I'm convinced Denim sells… Continue reading Denim Yacht Pot