Category Archives: Crafting

A/W ’16/17 Sewing Plans – a Review

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So it’s that time of year again where I make my sewing plans. Last year I made some plans for my Autumn Winter sewing and I thought I would do the same again this year and take a look back to see what I actually managed to achieve of my planned sewing from last year. I also made a #makenine… Read more »

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Malachite Socks – Planning Stages

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So Sorting through my stash recently reminded me that I bought some lovely sock yarn last year when I bought the oatmeal coloured wool, that I used for my recent socks. Obviously I cast on the cheaper of the wools after I got them and the nice stuff has been sitting in my wool box for a while now waiting… Read more »

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Using Ravelry’s Functions – taming my stash

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So up till recently I haven’t been using Ravelry to its fullest extent. Only in the last year have I really been using the favourite function and putting them into bundles so that I can find them more easily. Currently I am trying to use the stash function to organise all the wool in my stash. One of my biggest… Read more »

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Knitting a “Boyfriend Cardigan” – Planning stage

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So after Swatching a piece for Nikki’s red lounge blanket I decided the the random wool I have pulled out of the wool chest worked really well in the seed stitch that I have been using and really wanted to make a cardigan out of it. I made myself wait until I had finished some other projects but once I… Read more »

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Oatmeal Socks – Finished Knitting

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So I have finally finished some knitting projects and have a few photos to show off so here goes… I finished another pair of socks that I started knitting as a travelling project when we went up to Scotland. I used the car socks as a base and then added a Celtic Cross pattern to the front of the socks…. Read more »

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Red Lounge Blanket: Swatches

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So I posted a little while ago about my latest project – the Red Lounge Blanket  Now I have to admit after I done some initial swatches for the blanket I really lost the motivation for this project for a little while. The first swatch I did was quite successful, this played around with a few different stitches in the… Read more »

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Red Lounge Blanket: new knitting project

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This is the introduction of another knitting project for Nikki. I’m currently in the process of writing up my thesis for my PhD so I am spending most of my days sat in my desk infront of my computer screens. Although it is all optimised for use it’s still a lot of screentime, so Pippa suggested I start a knitting… Read more »

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Little Black Dress

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With my Uncles funeral coming up next week I decided that it was high time that I got myself a Little Black Dress. Something that can be dressed up for those occasions that need it, or dressed down a bit. Nikki, Philip and I are travelling straight up to Scotland after the funeral so having a multi function outfit is… Read more »

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March Round up

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Its almost the end of April but I have only just got the motivation to do my March Round up this month was quite productive but probably not as productive as February was. Probably my biggest sewing achievement to date has been completed this month: I MADE JEANS!! I added to my Tshirt Collection: I completed a black leotard to… Read more »

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