Skin shoes and knitted shoe inserts from Iceland

A Quick Note!

You may have noticed a lack of blog posts in the last few weeks.  There’s nothing to worry about; things have been crazy busy with work, which is a good thing, but has meant that some things, such as writing for Being Knitterly, have slipped.  There’s actually a lot to write about, but not the […]

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Lace panel - the good holes!

Holey Socks!

There are good holes and bad ones; sadly these beautiful socks now have both! You could be forgiven for thinking that I’m sock obsessed since I have written recent posts about Noro Kuryeon sock yarn, the socks made from that yarn “muddy socks“, and my own design (Sweet Dreams socks).  I do enjoy knitting socks, but I […]

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Sibling socks - are they twins?

Muddy Socks!

Do you remember trying to mix paint colours as a child?  And how easy it was to produce mud-like colours?  A few weeks ago I started knitting a pair of socks using Noro Kureyon sock yarn (blogged about in “A Tale of Two Yarns“), which I bought because I loved the purples and greens.  A single […]

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The Custard Factory

Pen Nibs and Custard!

I’ve always had a fascination with how things are made, whether that be by hand or machine.  As I child, I remember watching milk bottles being filled in a factory; it was quite mesmerising! Recently, a group of us went to Birmingham, which is Britain’s second largest city.  For many centuries, the main industry was […]

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Sweet Dreams socks

Sweet Dreams Socks

  Every year I go to a quilt festival in Malvern.  Over the years I have perfected my strategy for seeing all the quilts, taking photographs of those that inspire me and browsing the stalls.  So much so, that for the last few years I’ve managed to venture into Malvern early enough to visit some […]

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Santorini by Marie Wallin

Rowan Magazine No 53

I first saw a Rowan Knitting magazine when I lived in Glasgow in the early 90s.  One of my flatmates was a fashion student at the Glasgow School of Art; she was making an outfit comprising knitted shorts and vest top with swan’s wings (not knitted!).  She knew little about knitting, so asked me for […]

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