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Edwardian Counterpane

Isn’t this a lot of knitted loveliness?  I took this pic at Morwellham Quay, near Tavistock in Devon.  The whole village is a World Heritage site of Victorian/Edwardian life.  There is a working farm, copper mine, railway and dock as … Continue reading

29. November 2012 by Rebecca
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A Needle

One thousand years ago, a soldier lost his ‘housewife’ at the Roman Fort Vindolanda in the North of England.  The Fort guarded the Roman Road called the Stangate. It was positioned very close to Hadrian’s Wall as part of the … Continue reading

25. November 2012 by Rebecca
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New Lanark

Let me tell you about a very special place in Scotland called New Lanark.  We went there as part of our road trip from Scotland to Somerset recently.  I had been anticipating this visit ever since we first started planning … Continue reading

10. November 2012 by Rebecca
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A Vintage Emporium and Yarn – A Visit to Edinburgh

Last week our family took the train into Edinburgh for the day.  While they were cosily occupied in The Beehive with hot chocolates, I scuttled around Grassmarket exploring.  I peeked into Mr Wood’s Fossils where for a few pounds you … Continue reading

22. October 2012 by Rebecca
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Mementos

It is strange the little things which become mementos of special times.  When we are somewhere new, somewhere strange, the everyday becomes curious. I collected these driftwood sticks yesterday on the beach – they would make great toggles for bulky … Continue reading

21. October 2012 by Rebecca
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Sheep Tales and Spinning Yarns

Whilst visiting Bamburgh Castle this week, deep inside the Norman keep, our family literally stumbled onto an exhibition from the Sheep Tales and Spinning Yarns project. The project is designed to record, celebrate and preserve the sheep, shepherding and wool … Continue reading

10. October 2012 by Rebecca
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The Great Sock Adventure

We are going overseas soon for three months.  I have been giving the travel knitting some serious thought. I must knit It must be a small project It must use just one set of needles It must be a project … Continue reading

05. September 2012 by Rebecca
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