Category Archives for knit

Darn Sock

It is still slow and steady here at Needle and Spindle, so sock darning is about the right pace. After encountering this wonderful darning technique on Local and Bespoke, I found that a pair of my favourite socks were needing … Continue reading

07. June 2016 by Rebecca
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New Tools

In E.M. Forster’s, A Room With A View (1908), old Mr Emerson, a radical thinker, has a wardrobe on which is painted ‘Mistrust all enterprises which require new clothes‘. It is a quote(ish) from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden (1854) and I … Continue reading

16. April 2016 by Rebecca
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BSJ

A hand knit for a newborn baby has me marvelling yet again over the architectural innovation that is Elizabeth’s Zimmerman’s Baby Surprise Jacket. The BSJ appeared in Elizabeth Zimmermann’s self-published newsletter in 1968. Elizabeth told her readers that it was … Continue reading

11. March 2016 by Rebecca
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Malabrigo Jagger

I received this beautiful yarn for my birthday. It is a laceweight single dyed a most beautiful indigo blue called Tuareg. It is 100% baby Merino from Malabrigo from sheep raised in northern Uruguay. They are a family owned company … Continue reading

20. February 2016 by Rebecca
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Breed Mesa

This project really belongs to last year. I finished it just before New Year. Curiously, the last Enchanted Mesa I finished during the same period a year ago! Enchanted Mesa by Stephen West is such a liberated, fast knit and … Continue reading

29. January 2016 by Rebecca
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Susan B. Anderson’s Kids’ Knitting Workshop

You might have noticed that I like knitting. It is a useful life skill that may also be incredibly pleasurable, relaxing and meaningful. Knitting can make a stalwart companion through the wilderlands of life.  Whilst my children may decide that knitting … Continue reading

22. January 2016 by Rebecca
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Freshly Laid Plans

And now is the time for the laying of plans. I would like to try weaving my own plaid with hand spun yarn from local sheep that we will somehow have managed to convince the Council to run, instead of tractors … Continue reading

16. January 2016 by Rebecca
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New Year Old Year

Happy New Year Readers and welcome back to Needle and Spindle! I hope you had some enjoyable holidays and if you did not, then let us be done with them and embrace the year ahead. With my resolution to find balance … Continue reading

08. January 2016 by Rebecca
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Small things: Christmas things

Despite the searing heat withering the leaves outside, my thoughts are turning to Christmas. There has been some baking, sewing and making of small things. As my children insist upon growing, they have new aprons this year. These are drawn … Continue reading

19. December 2015 by Rebecca
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Waysides Yoke Sweater

Well, all I can say, is thank the knitting gods for Wovember or I might never have finished this sweater. I cast on for this yoke sweater in August without a firm design in mind. That was OK. I knew … Continue reading

11. December 2015 by Rebecca
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