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I don’t have plans and schemes

I don't have plans and schemes And I don't have hopes and dreams I don't have anything Since I don't have you Well, actually, I do! Over the past couple of days I have been examining my modest yarn stash to work out which yarns I want to keep and which I am never going… Continue reading I don’t have plans and schemes

Knitting · Norwich · Nostalgia · Planning

A curiosity cabinet

Today I am going to write about a miscellany of ideas, connected only in that they spark my interest, thus the title of "Curiosity Cabinet" seemed appropriate. To kick things off, there is progress on my Crazee Cowl and I am now on the seventh of the planned ten colours. I must admit I am… Continue reading A curiosity cabinet

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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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Finally, progress on Gaudi

It's taken a lot of fiddling and more time than it should, but I am finally making noticeable progress on the Gaudi cardigan by Martin Storey for Rowan. I hit a problem with this pattern as soon as I started working on the colourwork section and I think the problem is nothing more than the… Continue reading Finally, progress on Gaudi

Fashion · Knitting

Why, what and wow!

There are three things on my mind today, aside from the usual. First, why has the fashion world forgotten that legs reach to the top of the heel whilst arms finish at the wrist? The 'street style' shot above from Copenhagen Fashion Week illustrates the point - sleeves too long, trousers too short. I can… Continue reading Why, what and wow!

Knitting · Music

Knits are progressing

Since finishing my socks, I have returned to my two works in progress, and things are moving along, albeit a little slowly, First up, it's Gaudi by Martin Storey. This is still the back and progress on the colourwork part is picking up again now. I set it aside completely when I was knitting the… Continue reading Knits are progressing

Knitting · Norwich

A cast-on, an update, and a modification

THE CAST-ON On New Year's Day I finished the socks I had been working on seemingly forever, and I put away my sock-knitting project bag so that I could concentrate on the Gaudi cardigan. Then my sister appeared wearing the beautiful hat she had whipped up in a trice from the Noodle Soup Yarns skein… Continue reading A cast-on, an update, and a modification

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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

Knitting · Nostalgia

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