the reindeer are right on time

the reindeer are right on time

While they may not have made it out of their paper bag last winter, this year we managed to cut out and finish a whole herd of…

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kettlewell done

kettlewell done

This Kettlewell jumper is the happy product of an impulse yarn purchase at the all-too-enticing Oxford Yarn Store in April. It’s knitted in reverse stocking stitch,…

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the second skein

the second skein

Maybe it’s something about this chill autumnal air, but after a two-year hiatus, I’ve been feeling a real urge to get my spin on again….

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progress of sorts...

progress of sorts…

For a long time I have dreamed of taking a creative holiday at home; not going anywhere, just staying in and getting things done. For…

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the four-year scarf

the four-year scarf

What’s the longest it has ever taken you to knit a scarf? My record so far is four years and seven months. I started said…

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a taste of east anglian life

a taste of east anglian life

One Saturday at the height of the summer, I went on a long-awaited trip to Stowmarket to visit the Museum of East Anglian Life. Outdoor museums…

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pattern extravaganza

pattern extravaganza

This afternoon I had the pleasure of receiving three new sewing patterns in the post! Normally such a purchase could be said to go against…

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les triplettes du tour

les triplettes du tour

They’re not quite as hench as the Triplettes de Belleville, although they’re trying their best. I made this trio of winning Tour de France handkerchiefs…

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the wind-up sheep in yorkshire

the wind-up sheep in yorkshire

This is just a quick post to share something funny I discovered while on holiday last Easter. It would seem that if ever there were…

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baskets and other cases

baskets and other cases

The first creative thing I did in 2013 was go on a basket-making course. I’ve long had an interest in baskets, and when I ended up doing…

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