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Just in time and all in good time

Praline was finished the day before we left for the UK.  I blocked it the night before.  I have never knit so hard in my life.  Thank goodness I volunteered to take my oldest and his friend to a circus workshop because that was two precious hours of knitting frenzy that made all the difference. […]

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Praline unfolds

The last minute knitting frenzy continues with ten days to lift off.  It is a truly lovely pattern.  The stitch decreases and increases are elegantly planned, almost hidden in the clever maintenance of the birds pattern.  I am keen to reach joining the sleeves to the body and see how the inset armholes are achieved. […]

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Thanks

Thanks James for making this little boat sail Thanks Louise for giving me the precious blog wrestling time Thanks Tim for holding my hand Thanks Mum for teaching me to knit and sew

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Snowdropsy the Cowl

This is a cowl I made for my littlest one, to keep her warm in a European winter. It is called Snowdropsy after the snowdrop stitch pattern that I found in an old Mon Tricot stitch dictionary that my mum gave me a long time ago.  I remember looking through it as a kid.  I loved […]

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Am I mad?

With two and a half weeks to blast off – am I mad to cast on for another project?  Can I possibly finish a cardigan in this time. The desire is strong.  The time is short. The pattern is selected.  Praline by Gudrun Johnson in the Fall 2012 edition of Twist Collective. I’ve got the […]

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Furrow to the Plough

  The cowl for me is finished and I am very satisfied.  The name came to me whilst admiring the lovely textured furrows and ridges made by the knits and purls. It looked like a fresh ploughed field ready for sowing.   The furrow reference is from one of my favourite Firefly episodes, Our Mrs. […]

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A fine pair of trousers are finished

I am done! Hems are sewn. The belt has a buckle.  All the fastenings are attached.  And I love my new trousers.  Here they are. Disclaimer: Although this is a vintage style pattern, I make no claims for authentic construction.  The trousers have a plastic zip and the seams have been overlocked. Shocking, I know! […]

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Cast on for a cowl

    This is the last thing that was on my ‘Must-Be-Finished-For-The-Trip-List’ – a warm, light cowl. I had the yarn, a lovely soft discontinued merino and possibly alpaca in grey from Pear Tree that I bought at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show a couple of years ago. I searched and searched my stitch […]

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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 that uses local yarn It must be a useful, light item when finished. SOCKS! I […]

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