Category Archives: Knitting

What goes into hand dyed yarn?

A few days ago, Ruth had the courtesy of sending me an email reminder about my upcoming blog post (this one). I mentioned I was sparse on ideas, so she suggested I talk about my dyeing process. This ended up … Continue reading

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Knitting and modeling a shawl

After a big hiatus, my knitting mojo finally woke up, and it was craving complicated stuff, not just the customary stocking stitch pattern. I’ve a soft spot for lace shawls, particularly those by British pattern creator Boo Knits (find her … Continue reading

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I’ve got rainbows on my mind

First of all, happy Thanksgiving to everyone reading this in the US! I hope you had a nice celebration. Today I’m sharing some rainbow-y fibre I created, plus a “throwback” item that I hope you’ll like. Being an indie dyer … Continue reading

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The magic of blocking your hand knits

Hello, Leonor here guest-writing for this week’s post. After reading the title, if you’re not a knitter, you’re probably wondering what I’m talking about. What on earth is blocking and why am I writing about it? Simply put, blocking refers … Continue reading

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Making Socks from Start to Finish

Our guest artist is Leonor  from Felt Buddies who is sharing a special sock story and process. Today I’m sharing with you some sock making, from the dye pot to the finished product. A few months ago, I got a … Continue reading

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Cords and Knitting

I haven’t had chance to do much felting lately, apart from making a few ‘spare’ cords for future use. I just used some colours I had out from when I’d made some felted soap: I did start on a couple … Continue reading

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Scarves For Nuno and Knitting

I bought some gorgeous scarves yesterday for nuno felting. The first two are different coloured versions of a blue peacock one I bought and sampled not so long ago: The others are from a stall which sells 3 scarves for … Continue reading

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Knitting

I know you’ve been dying to know how my handspun yarn knitted, so here’s the little rectangle I made: Here’s the other side: And here’s a close up: I still can’t do the cast off so it doesn’t pull and … Continue reading

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Knitting

I haven’t had chance to do any felting at all recently. With working on the Wet Felting workshop and trying to work out all the details for outside tutors, not to mention having to move the entire contents of my … Continue reading

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I had a Bad Cold

While I was sick I didn’t do any felting. I just didn’t have the energy. I have been knitting and reading cheesy books. This is the knitting: It is a shawl. I have been knitting it on and off for a year. I … Continue reading

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