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Today has been all about lighting and getting knitting to lie flat. Every knitter knows how annoying the stocking stitch roll can be, and we are resorting to the tricks and tips the lovely photographer I worked with on The … Continue reading
I have just spent ages cutting nylon tulle into 1/2 inch strips. I tried tearing them, but the edges roll and become too smooth for my purpose. Luckily I could use a powered rotary cutter, but even so the tulle … Continue reading
Ross has built me a peg loom. This is the only photo so far but more will follow. We found helpful instructions on the Internet and the finished one has three rows of pegs of different sizes spaces differently. I … Continue reading
Caravanning and knitting. Sitting in a field whilst dinner is cooking on the BBQ. Knitting baby boots for Katie’s baby.
Just walked from Lamberhurst to Scotney Castle. No great distance but managed to get stung by nettles, thistles in my feet and a dash of sunburn. Rewarded by a very substantial cream tea with both fruit and cherry and coconut … Continue reading
This post is about a bit of experimenting I did last weekend. Dyeing is something I’ve mainly done with Dylon since leaving college myself. At college I learned to use acid and direct dyes in the correct chemicaly formulas, and … Continue reading
Thank you ‘butterfly reader’ for your review of The Knitting Book: ‘I do use other books as well as this one but this is the one I return to when I can’t remember how to do something’ read the complete … Continue reading
Its that time of year again when I become inspired afresh to spin when I freshen up my skills to teach basic principles and practise of spinning to the first year knit students. This year, I am concentrating on using … Continue reading
A big thanks to all of those who voted for The Knitting Book in the British Knitting Awards 2015. ‘The Knitting Book is the book of all books for the knitter, whether you are a beginner or have been knitting … Continue reading
My hand knit patterns from Rooster Book One are downloadable from Ravelry: Man and Babies’s Hat Soft Baby Blanket both patterns are worked in the lovely Rooster yarns.