Category Archives: Knitting

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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