Knitting · Nostalgia

What you’ve always had

Having touched on the idea of always getting what you've always had in my previous post, I thought today I would do a show-and-tell about the previous versions of the cable front cardigan I'm knitting. Above is the first version in a Katia yarn which I believe was part wool and part acrylic. I always… Continue reading What you’ve always had

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Mend me, baby, one more time

Okay, well, a Britney Spears reference may not be quite what we were expecting today, but she'll do. After posting last week about the whole sock-mending option not working for me, I took a second look at the four pairs that that I had set aside to do some repair work on. I gave the… Continue reading Mend me, baby, one more time

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The good, the bad, and the swatchy

Hello there! I've been knitting steadily for a few days now; not overdoing it, but making steady progress. I've finished the back and one sleeve of the Inigo cardigan, I'm really pleased with it so far and am finding it a very therapeutic garment to knit. I don't mind at all knitting miles of stocking… Continue reading The good, the bad, and the swatchy

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Finished Object – Gaudi Cardigan

It's done! My Gaudi cardigan is completely finished, washed, dry, ready to wear. I am so pleased with it; it fits perfectly, the Rowan Felted Tweed DK makes it warm but lightweight, the colours are just stunning. I feel the buttons provide a final flourish. I went through my button tin as I knew I… Continue reading Finished Object – Gaudi Cardigan

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Knits in progress as December wanes

Hello again, nice to have you back with me for an update on my current knits. I am not being a monogamous knitter at the moment, which is rather out of character as you know. I must admit this causes me a tiny bit of concern as I don't think I will make progress on… Continue reading Knits in progress as December wanes

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Delving into history

Last night I found myself ambling through the blog posts I wrote before the long break. As I was wearing my Laccaria cardigan and reading the post about completing that cardigan, I felt inspired to photograph my current 'wardrobe' of knitted garments and analyse how old they were. This has been very interesting because researching… Continue reading Delving into history