Category Archives: self-striping yarn

Socks – the New Frontier

Each year, I have a list of projects I want to try. They are usually either a new design or a new technique. My boredom threshold is incredibly low and I struggle with knitting the same thing more than once … Continue reading

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Epiphany over Fingerless Gloves

There are items of clothing that I don’t “get”. I’m sure it’s the same for everyone. I know my boys don’t get the purpose of hats or slippers and my  husband thinks polo necks were designed to be worn only … Continue reading

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Tips & Techniques for Using Variegated Yarn by Fiber Flux

All who know me realise that I’m in love with self-striping, self-patterning, self-anything colourful yarn. This is a fantastic blog about how to use them and get fantastic results. Fiber Flux…Adventures in Stitching: Tips & Techniques for Using Variegated Yarn.

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Halloween Knitting

I have a very restrained attitude to Hallowe’en so Halloween knitting is not usually part of my WIP. Some may even call it puritanical. I just don’t like it and find it tremenduously commercialised. Now that I’ve got that off … Continue reading

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Felted Bag – Project 2 from Holiday

I think I’ve done enough “serious” posts for a while so let’s get back to the fun. Although I no longer recall my holiday, I do remember I want to show you what I got up to project-wise. I cannot … Continue reading

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Fibre East 2013 and Other Yarn Thoughts

This weekend  has been wall-to-wall yarn for me. On Saturday, I went to the last event this summer where I was selling my yarn. It was a local High Street event and although for some mysterious reason unfathomable to anyone … Continue reading

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My Crochet Girlie Summer Bag

When you’re out and about with your loved ones, do you end up carrying all their sundry items and possessions they no longer want to carry themselves? Sweets, scarves, toys, rubbish and one never ending stream of “stuff”. For this … Continue reading

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From Random Acts of Kindness

A few months ago,  Helen from Fuss Free Flavours (do check out her yummy blog), rather randomly and totally kindly gave me some yarn – I believe it was someone’s left-over stash which they were house-clearing. The stash-buster wasn’t even … Continue reading

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May your Stripes be Bold and Bright

I’m obviously not a yarn purist as I adore self-striping yarn. The line is very clear on this – you either love it or hate it. It’s like the Marmite question. Or the Cats v. Dogs question. For me it was … Continue reading

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