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Small things: Christmas things

Despite the searing heat withering the leaves outside, my thoughts are turning to Christmas. There has been some baking, sewing and making of small things. As my children insist upon growing, they have new aprons this year. These are drawn entirely from stash I am pleased to recount. Our Dear Boy has a brown corduroy […]

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The Quiet Return of Small Joys

In a previous post, I told you of my curiously joyless knitting experience of the Skrupsak vest for Our Dear Boy. As you know, I cast on immediately for the sister garment. It is finished. And Our Dear Girl has approved its inclusion in her wardrobe. This design is by Signe Stromgaard. I made it […]

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Wovember Chicken Knitting

I knew I didn’t have quite enough yarn for a cardigan for Our Dear Girl but I was going to make it work anyway. As it is Wovember, I thought I would celebrate the endeavour and good sheep it came from. The yarn is English Leicester x Merino by Moseley Park.  The sheep are raised […]

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The Vikings are Come…to the Antipodes

Our Dear Boy had grown out of all his woollies.  It was time to make something bigger. We talked together about the elements it must include like a hood and a zip. We talked about the elements it might include like particular colours and patterns.  Armed with this knowledge, I cast the bones, made the […]

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