Category Archives: Knitting

Planning a Knitted Vest

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In an oddly organised turn of events, I am already planning a Christmas make. Admittedly it is quite a complicated one so I thought I should sink my teeth into it. That and Shelia inspired me to start on the Christmas makes already. I am planning a fair isle knit vest for my Uncle so hit Ravelry for some inspiration:… Read more »

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Summer of Basics – Jumper – Planning

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For my summer of basics, I have planned to knit a summer Jumper, based loosely on the one that I bought last year for Spikes Funeral because I didn’t own anything thing that was yellow enough for the day. I have worn this jumper loads since then as it is very easy to throw over anything that I am wearing… Read more »

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Pippa’s 2017 Makes – Knitting

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Here is this year’s round-up of Knitting projects, to complement my round-up of sewing achievements that I posted last week. Again my most productive months have been in the winter as I have more spare time then but I always seem to have some knitting on the go during the summer as this is much more portable than my sewing…. Read more »

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Machir Bay Shawl – Finished Knitting

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Surprisingly given it is the run up to Christmas and I really should be focusing on presents for everyone I have actually got a finished item to show you which I knit for myself. Admittedly I cast this on as my late #ChristmasEveCastOn last year* and has it finished and blocked in time to wear home from my parents after… 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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