Monthly Archives: January 2007

Snow!

In the view from my workroom window I posted a month or two ago, you might just have been able to make out the faint blur that was the chalk escarpment, about two miles south of the village. This is … Continue reading

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Of sweaters and sizing,

Of cabbages and kings. I could say quite a lot about cabbages, as we’re two years into our/my attempt to seriously reduce food miles. Alas, there are not many winter vegetables grown in the UK. Well, there are, but most … Continue reading

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Handweaver’s Studio handspinning course

Sorry, this is a long post with almost no pictures (there’s another one at the end). It’s intended to remind me of what I learned, or at least should remember! There’s a lot – it’s a fabulously useful course – … Continue reading

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FO: Mountain Fruit Socks

I think I’m knitting faster. Or perhaps speed is a function of yarn quality: if I like it, the stitches fall effortlessly OK, almost effortlessly from the needles. I not only like this woolly, springy yarn (Piece of Beauty in … Continue reading

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Socks, glorious socks

Well, I think they are. That’s Piece of Beauty ‘Mountain Fruit’, in the Ribbed Lace pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks. I think Kirsty’s not only successfully dealt with the ‘spicy’ issue of pooling, she’s produced a truly lovely patterned yarn … Continue reading

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