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Not that

There is a computer service known as IFTTT which allows users to write simple little commands which their computer will action automatically under certain circumstances. The initials stand for If This Then That. An example would be If an e-mail arrives from Harry then move it to the Harry folder. It makes sense because this type of thinking… Continue reading Not that

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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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Finished object – Isambard Socks

I had a bit of a knitting frenzy over the weekend and finished my Isambard socks. I have small feet and my socks don't take long to knit if I work on them consistently. I love seeing all the amazing sock patterns that other people knit, but I only like knitting plain ones myself. I… Continue reading Finished object – Isambard Socks

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There’s a hole in my….

I doubt that this photo is a vast revelation amongst sock knitters. It's just a hand-knit sock with a hole worn into it. It is slightly unusual for me, because in every other instance except, I think, one, my socks have developed holes at my big toe, not on the ball of my foot as… Continue reading There’s a hole in my….

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Finished object – Kingfisher in Fangorn Forest Socks

    I finished knitting my socks on Sunday and I'm really pleased with them. This is the first project I have both cast on and finished in 2019, and my second completed item this year, which is admirable progress. First off, I want to say how very happy I was with the yarn for… Continue reading Finished object – Kingfisher in Fangorn Forest Socks

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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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Kojak is not knitting a sock

I was fascinated by the appearance of hand-knitted socks in one of last week's re-runs of Kojak (Series 4, Episode 3 - Law Dance). One of the numerous things I love about Kojak is how he is portrayed as being fascinated by everything. Most episodes see him fiddling with something - blowing bubbles in a… Continue reading Kojak is not knitting a sock

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A skein of two halves

So, I start with the end; in this case a finished object. Quite a small one, but one pair of socks completed and ready to wear.  The Colinette Jitterbug has, as usual, knitted up nicely into thick, springy socks.  I love the colourway which I think is like chalk markings on a blackboard.  Or, thus… Continue reading A skein of two halves