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Autumn Daze

Thank you so very much, dearest Readers for your many good wishes in comments and emails during my dalliance with pneumonia. I have been touched and buoyed by your kindness and have missed visiting with you in this place. Autumn … Continue reading

01. June 2016 by Rebecca
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Backyard Sanatorium

My knitting is curled up in its basket, the spinning wheel is taking a breath and keyboard is sleeping. Needle and Spindle is taking a rest while I recuperate from pneumonia. It is not the scary kind fortunately, no hospitals … Continue reading

27. April 2016 by Rebecca
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Craft Bike

I have owned a few bicycles over the years. There was the new silver blue racer my brother helped me put together when I was nineteen. It was a pretty thing, fast and light as a feather and was stolen within two … Continue reading

26. March 2016 by Rebecca
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Waysides: Connections

This post is part of a collaborative natural dye and mapping project with Annie Cholewa called Waysides: Local Colour from our Home Grounds. Waysides: Connections is the second of two reflective posts that Annie and I would like to share with you, … Continue reading

13. November 2015 by Rebecca
Categories: dye, knit, look, spin | Tags: , , , , , | 33 comments

Camping hands

I usually post on a Friday evening but this week, we went camping instead. I took some knitting but really didn’t do much of it. Sometimes I feel that my knitting gets in the way of connecting with my kids … Continue reading

03. November 2015 by Rebecca
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Waysides: Walking

This post is part of a collaborative natural dye and mapping project with Annie Cholewa called Waysides: Local Colour from our Home Grounds.  Waysides: Walking is the first of two reflective posts that Annie and I would like to share … Continue reading

02. October 2015 by Rebecca
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Royal Melbourne Show 2015

Sometimes, it is easy to forget that the Royal Melbourne Show is primarily an agricultural show amid the showbags, fairy floss, giant rides and booming music. These certainly make it a giant spectacle and if you get one of those … Continue reading

20. September 2015 by Rebecca
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More thoughts on slow making

I have been thinking a lot about slow making recently. The socks were one kind of slow where I knew the process and outcome at the outset but they were long in the making. The Waysides project is another kind … Continue reading

13. September 2015 by Rebecca
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Paddock to Ply

Thank you for engaging with my last post Barcodes and Ball Bands. The discussion has been really interesting. To keep the discussion going, I have replied to comments in the blog, rather than personal email as I normally do. If … Continue reading

29. August 2015 by Rebecca
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Barcodes and Ball Bands

One of my ongoing knitterly interests is how my purchasing can be more thoughtful, reduce my impact on the environment and better support those folks who grow and process the yarn. It has been brewing in my mind for some … Continue reading

21. August 2015 by Rebecca
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