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In the spirit of Tantalus

I want to tease you. Glimpse. Peep. That’s all. (Okay, not quite: I also want to say I’ve completely sprung a part about these Boye needles. They’re from an ancient Needlemaster set that belonged to my Nan. I don’t want to go out too far here, but this is the second project I’ve made on […]

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My Mumini just dropped off a knitter’s inheritance. I know I’m not the first knitter to be the victim of subject to this phenomenon. Someone, somewhere, casts on a project and doesn’t finish it. They run out of steam, maybe their life changes, maybe they realise knitting’s not for them (it’s not for everyone, I […]

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On the needles – Part 3

As I mentioned, I’ve decided to work on my WIPs while away on a forthcoming trip: as part of the investigation, I discovered my Mermaid Gloves, started in 2009 (I think). One down: I sat and stared at it for a while, wondering how I was going to tackle this. Lace knitting can be a […]

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I am it. This is my upended indecision pile. There’s swatches in Merino Supreme, a ball and swatch of Bendigo Woollen Mills in crimson, the leftover balls from Mumini’s Rediscovery top, some rogue bamboo, some linen/cotton, some kitchen cotton, my needles, more swatches, scribbles, notebooks — strewth. The best thing about the Rediscovery project is […]

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Restarts revisited

In my last post, I waffled lyrical about one of my favourite features of knitting: restartability. Cock it up? Yank it back and start afresh. You usually don’t have to do a complete reboot; you can just unravel to the last set of increases or whatever and then restart from that point. Another kind of […]

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What to do, what to do…

So I have some stuff that I want to knit up. I’m on a bit of a plant-fibre jag at the moment, enjoying the feel of it on my fingers. And I’ve got some rogue balls in the stash. There’s some gorgeous green bamboo: I have one virgin skein (100g/229m) and this little ball (22.2g […]

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