Category Archives for knit

Man Scarf

I feel a bit neglectful of my lovely gentleman. He rarely gets my knits. So here is some redress. The design is Thendara by Stephen West. I was able to borrow this pattern from the Handweavers and Spinners Guild of … Continue reading

17. November 2016 by Rebecca
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Spring Cardigan

Look! Something finished to share with you! The cardigan called is Ferris Wheel by Georgie Nicolson. I thought it was a simple, top-down, raglan cardigan pattern and maybe it still is but it really challenged me. The pattern contains a huge … Continue reading

02. November 2016 by Rebecca
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Finished

I explored a new knitting strategy in a previous Postcards at Sea post.  This new practice of multiple (but not too many cast-ons is working well for me. Here is something that is finished!   This is Montbretia, the cover … Continue reading

13. October 2016 by Rebecca
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Postcards at Sea #3: Knitting When the Forecast is for Fog

I had thought knitting was like breathing for me, something I didn’t really think about and that didn’t require much effort. However, after the chronic fatigue was triggered, everything including knitting became arduous.  Even once I had the energy to knit stitches again, the … Continue reading

14. September 2016 by Rebecca
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Something I prepared earlier

Hello again. I am still working towards recovery from this fatigue condition. Things are stable but life has had to be pared right back to basics. From this new beginning, I can very slowly build towards recovery. Everything takes so … Continue reading

10. August 2016 by Rebecca
Categories: knit, spin | Tags: , , , , , | 41 comments

Back to Basics

I have not done much knitting lately. This shocks me a bit but I just haven’t been up to it. Not the knitting part but the holding of multiple instructions in my head, things like following a chart and shaping … Continue reading

01. July 2016 by Rebecca
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Fibershed: Totally Local Clothing in Melbourne

Last night, the Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria hosted a sell out presentation on Making Clothes From Your Own Backyard. Nicki Taylor of This is Moonlight blog and Rachel Bucknall of Reduce Reuse Recycle blog asked themselves the question, … Continue reading

15. June 2016 by Rebecca
Categories: dye, knit, look, sew, spin | Tags: , , , , | 6 comments

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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