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Every one’s a winner, baby

Yippee!! The Heather Slope Rib Sweater is finished!! Astonishingly, given my history with this wool, I really like the finished product. I think that is a strong indication of just how good this pattern is. I've found over the years that it is very hard to come up with a version which falls short of… Continue reading Every one’s a winner, baby

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Off the slopes

Don't worry, I haven't been skiing, it's just that I've completed all of the sloping ribs on the Slope Rib Sweater and am now onto the finishing straight. I've paused at the point where I will begin the neck shaping, but I intend to get that done today and perhaps have the whole sweater completed… Continue reading Off the slopes

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Mad March hares along

I'm not a fan of knit-alongs, but if I was I would be one hundred percent keen on taking part in something called the MadMarchHares-Along. Just a random thought. If you run knit-alongs yourself, please feel free to use that next year. However, my title actually refers to the fact that the Slope Rib Sweater… Continue reading Mad March hares along

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Make it easy on yourself

During the past week I've made a couple of changes to how I was working the Slope Rib Sweater, with an eye to making the process more enjoyable. You can see both of them in the above photo - wooden needles and a bit of scrap wool. I like to live at the cutting edge… Continue reading Make it easy on yourself

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Under-inspiring

I'm going to apologise in advance because I think this might be a slightly underwhelming blog post. That said, I don't expect you generally visit with high hopes for earth-shattering marvels... there are limits to just how exciting knitting and ink are ever going to be, after all. I have succeeded in completing the second… Continue reading Under-inspiring

Films · Knitting

So that’s what I decided

At the end of last Wednesday's knitting update, I was wondering which part of the Lace Panel Sweater to start next. In the event, I decided it was best to do the sleeves, and chose to work the lace panel as a feature just above the ribbed cuff. The design has twelve rows in this… Continue reading So that’s what I decided

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Upside, downside

I've worked diligently at my knitting this past week. I unpicked the front of the Lace Panel Sweater from the armhole to a couple of inches above the hem and re-knitted it, changing the location of the waist shaping. This has improved the whole look and I'm so glad I decided not to simply make… Continue reading Upside, downside

Knitting · Travel

A tale of two February 10ths

Early in the morning on February 10th 2020, my daughter and I landed at Schipol airport, facing a whole day before our re-scheduled flight to Norwich took off in the evening. Our journey back from Helsinki had been hit with delays due to exceptionally high winds across northern Europe. Even when we finally boarded our… Continue reading A tale of two February 10ths