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Wattle Day Cardigan

After reading Kate Davies Yokes (2015), I was compelled to cast on for a yoked cardigan, both to reinvigorate my knitting passion which was wallowing in the doldrums and to extend my savouring of the book itself. Yokes is a book to be relished, especially for its scholarly contribution to our knowledge of knitting as […]

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Beige Waysides and a Diamond in the Rough

The next thing I tried dyeing with was wattle seed pods. I collected these from underneath the stand of Silver Wattles (Acacia dealbata) between the bike path and creek. ┬áThese trees were are indigenous to our neighbourhood but not original. For many decades the creek was little more than a storm water drain that factories […]

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