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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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Slowtober: Remaking 4

Thank you all so much for your enthusiastic response to my recent remaking conundrum. I have spent the last decade occasionally wondering what I should do with this beautiful sweater made by my dear late friend for her son in … Continue reading

08. November 2017 by Rebecca
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Tuff Socks Naturally Project: Introduction

My recent sock remaking project coalesced a number of thoughts for me around durability and sustainability, particularly of socks. Remade socks, legs are spindle spun from Jillybean, BLF braid, bottoms and cuffs are wheel spun from Corriedale x Ryeland x … Continue reading

01. November 2017 by Rebecca
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Slowtober: Remaking 3

I never wear this beautiful sweater. But is it a candidate for remaking? During this month of Slow Fashion October, I am focusing on remaking existing clothes in my wardrobe I no longer wear. You can read my introduction to … Continue reading

30. October 2017 by Rebecca
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Slowtober: Remaking 2

Here is a pair of socks I love wearing but are seldom worn…perfect for my focus during Slowtober on remaking. The problem with these socks is twofold. Firstly, the cast off around the cuffs is too tight making them difficult … Continue reading

24. October 2017 by Rebecca
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Slowtober: Remaking 1

This is Slow Fashion October, a time that we pause and reflect on where our clothes come from, how they got here and how we might be more involved in their making, wearing and enduring over time.  Just recently, I read … Continue reading

16. October 2017 by Rebecca
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Handspun Hat

Last post, you saw my recent spin, a 3ply semi woollen Finn x Border Leicester. This was spun for a very particular pattern, A Beer on the Dock by Thea Coleman.  Spinning to substitute for millspun yarns is my new addiction. … Continue reading

26. September 2017 by Rebecca
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Goldfields Mitts #1

My first knitting project, begun and finished in our new city, are a pair of colourwork mittens for Our Dear Boy. One of the pleasures of moving is unpacking boxes of favourite books long packed away. Since we are just … Continue reading

24. August 2017 by Rebecca
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