humour

Attention all braiders. You don’t exist!

Knit if you want. Crochet if you must. But don't talk to me about braiding. Because I found out recently that there is actually no such thing as a braider! The shock came when we were watching Countdown on Friday 10 November. For those who have never seen it (ie, about two hundred thousand Americans… Continue reading Attention all braiders. You don’t exist!

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Knitting

The fine art of knitting

Knitting. It's not just a skill: it's an art. But what happens if you are one of those multi-creative types who just can't make up their mind whether to craft a beautiful sweater or churn out a few watercolours? As you may have guessed, I have the perfect solution. With a smattering of primary colours… Continue reading The fine art of knitting

Knitting

Waffle Scarf

Not sure if she was inspired by my incessant verbal waffling. (Unlikely 🙂  )  Or by my enjoyment of toasted waffles for breakfast. But whatever the reason, Shana recently treated me to not one, not two, but three whole 50g balls of Sirdar 'Husky' Super Chunky waffle yarn. Shana thought the white flecks were little… Continue reading Waffle Scarf

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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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