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For the want of a needle

The cast-on bonanza bits are chugging along well.  So well in fact, I needed a longer circular needle for the inside out experiment thingie.  I looked in my rats’ nest of circular needles but no luck there.  Then I remembered, I had a good long one, the right size on an unfinished shawl. So I […]

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Bertha and Bertha are done

The lovely Bertha twins are done and are off to their new home to warm the wee necks of the hill dwelling children.  My first in-kind trade. This was a great knit pattern that was rendered rather tortuous by the unending summer that is now thankfully fully autumnal. Full geeky technical details are ravelled here. […]

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Bertha, Bertha

There are now almost two Berthas, one red and one purple.  But it is taking soooo long, not because it is a time consuming project (it just flies off the needles), it is just so damn hot.  Too hot for knitting, too hot for blogging, too hot for anything accept sitting on the couch and […]

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Bertha is an anemome

It does look a lot like a sea anemone doesn’t it?  The red Bertha Shoulder Wrap is heading to almost done.  I think it would be if only it had not been quite so horribly hot for so long.  Normally, I don’t mind knitting through summer but this heat has just gone on and on. The lace […]

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Bertha begins

With the dolly clothes diversion done, I was free to return to the path of the orderly knitter and tackle my original project. I have cast on for the Bertha Shoulder Wrap by Vibe Ulrik Sondergaard from the book Labour of Love: 20 patterns for Treasured Girls.  This is a project for a friend, for […]

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Another Snowdropsy

You might have been wondering whether I have doing any knitting on this holiday?  You know I had big plans for lots of socks.  No socks so far, but I have finished another Snowdropsy the COWl.  I have been feeling a little bit guilty that the yarn I used to illustrate the Snowdropsy design was […]

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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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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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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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