handmade · Stashbusting · Weaving

Another weave

I added another warp to the loom. Using up more stash on Sunday evening, I went with clasped warp again. I started with the purples but found myself running low and I needed the Elodie for weft too. So, I raided the stash and added the light blue, then the dark blue. Then a last… Continue reading Another weave

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Yarn and Pattern Nirvana

If you are in the UK, you will know that M&S (Marks and Spencer’s retail/food store) are experts in creating those adverts that make you want their food. Everything looks just so good. And if you are familiar with the cook, Nigella Lawson, and how she explains and shows making a delicious, gooey cake, in… Continue reading Yarn and Pattern Nirvana

General Topics · Knitting · work in progress

Friday Roundup #11-20

This week, the blanket is coming on ok. I can only put about 5 to 10 rows in a day. I either don’t have time in the morning, or tired in the evening. Last Sunday I was making steady progress when I realised something was not right. Sure enough, I had added an extra stitch… Continue reading Friday Roundup #11-20

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Friday Roundup #45-19

I am happy. At least in a yarn sense, as I managed to use up some stash. However, part way through I had to dip into another stash of yarn, which should be good, but then that ran out two shells from the end of a round of finishing single crochet. Sodding typical! And so,… Continue reading Friday Roundup #45-19

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Friday Roundup #15

I hope you have all had a good weekend, and if in the UK have enjoyed Bonfire Night and the fireworks. Work has not been too mad this week, although the first day back is always a hardship, sifting through 100’s of emails.  Much of which is generic reporting that I can quickly delete, thankfully.… Continue reading Friday Roundup #15