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The Enduring Brilliance of Elizabeth’s Percentage System

I have been catching up on some small projects recently, things that I promised my family some time ago…a jumper darn, a uniform repair and a wee jumper for a beloved doll. Winter is coming and even plastic bodies feel … Continue reading

03. April 2018 by Rebecca
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Tuff Socks Naturally: Ryeland the Socks

Today’s post is one in a series called Tuff Socks Naturally, an open, collaborative project exploring more sustainable alternatives to superwash and nylon in sock yarn. You can join in on the discussion, share pics and projects on this blog or Local … Continue reading

23. March 2018 by Rebecca
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Tuff Socks Naturally: Ryeland the Spin

Today’s post is one in a series called Tuff Socks Naturally, an open, collaborative project exploring more sustainable alternatives to superwash and nylon in sock yarn. You can join in on the discussion, share pics and projects on this blog or … Continue reading

15. March 2018 by Rebecca
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Helm

Stymied by ailing kidlets, high school tours and sports days, the Tuff Socks Naturally spinning has stalled briefly. I can however, announce the winner of the Ryeland washed locks giveaway. Congratulations to Tina, your Tuff Socks Naturally spin-your-own-adventure is on … Continue reading

01. March 2018 by Rebecca
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Tuff Socks Naturally: Ryeland the Prep

Today’s post is one in a series called Tuff Socks Naturally, an open, collaborative project exploring more sustainable alternatives to superwash and nylon in sock yarn. You can join in on the discussion, share pics and projects on this blog or … Continue reading

23. February 2018 by Rebecca
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Tuff Socks Naturally: Ryeland the Sheep

Thanks for all your encouraging, supportive comments on my last post. Sometimes the gap between what we want to do and what we are able to do is frustratingly wide. Today’s post is one in a series called Tuff Socks … Continue reading

20. February 2018 by Rebecca
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The (Real) New Year

For me, the year doesn’t really begin until February 1st, just after the school year begins. From Christmas till then, the days are full of family, holiday trips and summer heat. This year we visited Tasmania and did some short … Continue reading

31. January 2018 by Rebecca
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Tuff Socks Naturally Update

Compliments of the season to you all. Our Dear Girl made this card. This is my last post for 2017. Needle & Spindle will be having a wee rest over the Festive Season and probably most of the January school … Continue reading

20. December 2017 by Rebecca
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Reading the Bones

Sometimes, knitting is divination. Like casting the bones or a tarot spread, many things can be read in a piece of knitting.  Not things to come but more Jungian type symbolic meanings giving deeper understanding of things that are. I … Continue reading

22. November 2017 by Rebecca
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Tuff Socks Naturally: Second Sock

I wish I could spin and knit faster. There are so many things I want to try out for the Tuff Socks Naturally Project. This project is a collaborative project exploring durable, non nylon, non superwash alternatives to the standard … Continue reading

14. November 2017 by Rebecca
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