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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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Monday Sevens #73

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Here is this weeks “Sunday” Sevens post, linking up to Natalie to give a snap shot view of how the last week has gone. This week has been a bit quieter than some of the previous ones, so much so that Pippa even managed to sit down in front of the sewing machine and create a cropped velvet top to… 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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Monday Sevens #72

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Here is this weeks “Sunday” Sevens post, linking up to Natalie to give a snap shot view of how the last week has gone. This last week has been a bit of a week of two halves, Nikki and Philip have been away in Manchester and Pippa has been at home almost all week, only working one day! It must… 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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Monday Sevens #71

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Here is this weeks “Sunday” Sevens post, linking up to Natalie to give a snap shot view of how the last week has gone. Unfortunately some of our tomato plants have started to get blight 🙁 so I had to do a big harvest of tomatoes some of which are not ripe yet, but they do make a pretty rainbow!… Read more »

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Monday Sevens #70

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Here is this weeks “Sunday” Sevens post, linking up to Natalie to give a snap shot view of how the last week has gone. Well I started off this week by trying to do something with the glut of fruit we had received, so I got the dehydrator out of the loft and made some dried pear slices. Not sure… 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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Monday Sevens #69

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Here is this weeks “Sunday” Sevens post, linking up to Natalie to give a snap shot view of how the last week has gone. So this week we have actually both been around which makes a change from normal! Unfortunately Pippa was back because she was ill and I’ve been working all week so we haven’t really done a huge… Read more »

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