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A consummation devoutly to be wish’d

Friends, the most fantastic thing happened. Now, to stop everyone getting all excited, I want to make this clear: this is about knitting and knitting projects. We’re not talking life-changing events or meteor showers or anything else that gives you a new perspective on this sparkling rock upon which we’re all spinning around the sun. […]

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Snagged

I rummaged through my goes-with-me knitting bag before we went out. “I don’t feel like I’ve got anything to knit.” I grumbled (to myself: externalising such thoughts attracts misplaced derision). And yet…there’s a lot of unfinished business kicking around the knitting cupboard, so what gives? Item 1: Pinoli Cardigan Cast on god-kn0ws-when in 2015. Here […]

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Back to zero

I don’t get to use this baby nearly enough. One of the things I like about knitting is being able to start over. Few mistakes are irretrievable. And then you can revisit the happy honeymoon days of when you first cast on! Which is the next best thing. Y’know, after having a completed project.

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Hubris

ACT I “How delightful! This charming seahorse-tailed scarf will be ready in no time at all! I’ll be finished by Friday and wear it on holiday!” ACT II “What a lot of extra yarn I seem to have. I’ll just double check the yardage in the pattern.” ACT III “Whoa, how long has that extra […]

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Beginnings and ends (and weaving in)

I’m well relieved to have finished my Niecini’s wee green duffel coat. (Seriously? That’s how you spell duffel coat? Wow.)  Apart from the embarrassment of being the latest first birthday gift (Who am I kidding? She ain’t give a damn. The only first birthday present she cares about is the soft floppy sheepy she got that […]

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Quitting’s for quitters

This weekend was unexpectedly dramatic. I quit sewing. Let me give you some backstory (why not): I have noticed a lot of tulle skirts on grown up women. Online, obviously, since I don’t go out unless I’m out of milk or need to get my scabies shots or whatever. So if enough women are wearing […]

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A learning curve

I can’t tell where I’m up to in Origami, my rendition of Paper Crane, but I’m having a great time with it. I mean, I know where I’m at in the pattern, but I’m not sure what percentage complete that is. But it’s very pretty. It turns out there are learning opportunities wherever you want […]

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Tiny details

A wee while ago, I was in Melbourne with some friends, and I finished the socks I was working on. I had a lot of grey yarn left to work with, and a lot of time to work with it: creativity stepped in and saved me from boring myself to the brink of insanity. It […]

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Infatuated

Look, I don’t want to be too damn obvious here, but I love knitting. I really do. I’m working on a new project right now and I’m so excited about it. You know when you start reading a fantastic new book, and when you’re not reading it, you’re thinking about it and wondering what the […]

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Shortages

As I get better at knitting, one of the things that changes is the point at which failure can enter into the equation. It’s been a long time since I had to declare a project cocked up beyond all repair (COBAR). And it’s been even longer since circumstances defeated me. But there are some things […]

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