Primula vulgaris - primrose flowers

Spring in January?

As the years have passed, I’ve grown to look forward to the seasonal changes we experience in the UK.  I love the promise of spring, the abundance of summer and the colours of autumn.  Winter is my least favourite season, although Christmas time wouldn’t be the same without short days and cold temperatures, which give […]

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Summer meadow

Patchwork Plants

I’ve been inspired by nature from an early age.  In particular I love plants, and have fond memories of helping my father on his allotments.  He taught me to identify common plants and to grow vegetables from seed. The success of animal species is dependent on protecting plant habitats, so I have supported the charity […]

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Shade card from Jamieson's of Shetland

Fair Isle Yarn

As a knitter I love yarn and my favourite yarn is wool. I also love colour and the Fair Isle technique, so it was inevitable that eventually I should buy yarn from Shetland. Spindrift, from Jamieson’s of Shetland, is spun from wool produced by Shetland sheep, and every process required to turn the fleece into […]

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Machine knit sea creatures installation by Nicki Merrall

Introduction

Hi! My name’s Nicki and “Being Knitterly” is my blog about knitting and stitching, creating and making. My love of working with fabric and yarn goes back to my childhood.  Although I learnt crochet, as well as many styles of embroidery and dressmaking, the ability to hand knit eluded me, despite the endeavours of family members.  In […]

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