Category Archives: Knitting

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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My first ravelry project: Completed

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So I blogged a little while about My first Ravelry project – where I was making a squishy Fisherman’s rib scarf for my dance partner. Well now I have completed it! It has been bundled up and given to him, complete with exclaims of ‘it’s so squishy’. I think it’s safe to safe it was quite well received, which is a relief…. Read more »

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My first Ravelry project

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I have used the ravelry website a few times, to look for inspiration for projects but I have never actually made something with a project on there, until now… This project isn’t complete yet, just over the halfway mark now actually, but I probably won’t post any photos of it on here until it is done, in case the recipient… Read more »

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