Category Archives: wool

Cushions, Swans and a Little Geography

This blog needs a little introduction – if you’re only interested in the knitting, please skip to the end. I live in a market town in the East Midlands called Bedford. Many would say that it has not much to … Continue reading

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About Beach-Bags and Other Things

Last week I was in an excited state as I had three separate yarn deliveries in time for some Craft Markets and other sale opportunities which I have lined up between now and August. To my family’s dismay, we now … Continue reading

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Is Knitting just for the Summer?

Many people put down their knitting needles for the Summer in the belief that knitting is for Winter, or at least for times when the weather is on the cooler side. I agree to the extent that no-one wants to … 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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Crochet Paper Placemats for the Summer

Spring brings on the homing instinct in me. I arrange, re-arrange, dust, tidy, throw out, buy, paint, scrape, fret and generally get on everyone’s nerves in the house. The cats hate this as it disturbs their control over their environment. … Continue reading

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Crochet for Spring

Last week, I went to class on Granny Squares held by Betsy Makes. It was colourful fun. I don’t know about you but although I’ve made crochet items small and large, for some reason they have always been in the … Continue reading

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And Now for the Rest of the Year and a Bunting Pattern to Celebrate

Now that was a roller-coaster week. I naively thought that if I work diligently and pre-write my blogs for 4KCBWDAY1 to 7 inclusive, I’d have plenty of time to write other blogs, and to get on with projects for the … Continue reading

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4KCBWDAY5 – Something a Bit Different

Just to show you that creative and knitting skills are required for the most unlikely of projects – please carefully note the cape, scarves (worn as a sash), make-up and cavalier hat all created by me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDQnl7h4sfk For further information … Continue reading

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4KCBWDAY4 – Colour Review

I knit and crochet because I love the colour and texture of yarn I work with. They are in equal first position. There have been occasions I’ve bought yarn on the internet as it looked right, only to cause disappointment as the … Continue reading

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4KCBWDAY1 – Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 22 April 2013

Whilst catching up with blog posts over the weekend, I came across eskimimimakes who has organised this year’s Knitting and Crochet Blog. It struck me as a fantastic idea so I’ve joined too! For more information please go to http://www.eskimimimakes.com The … Continue reading

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