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Archive for January, 2011

Still playing with pinwheels

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

I’m still tootling along making pinwheels. There hasn’t been much time this week. Real life (and work!) has a habit of getting in the way and I seem to be spending a lot of time on homework assistance as the kids are coming up to school report time, so there are a lot of tests […]

Using up the leftovers

Monday, January 24th, 2011

I finished my first sock – and I love it! It is soft, fuzzy and delightful and the wool has just a little 1970’s hippy chic about it. What I didn’t love though, was the quite sizeable ball of wool left over from the first skein. I don’t like yarn leftovers. Well, I’ll rephrase that. […]

Gently decluttering

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

This year has got off to a quiet, gentle start. This is mainly the result of my back injury – which is healing nicely, thank you for asking – but also I’ve been working quite a lot, which keeps me at home and stops me accepting many invitations. Not being able to do sport at […]

I have a little problem….

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

(Sock Hop Yarn from Crown Mountain Farms for Wildfiber (colour unknown but divine); a pattern of my own concoction which may prove to be a little smooshy in the angle as things look at present) See what I mean? I just can’t help it…. There’s something about knitting socks that is totally irresistible, but lets […]

Tweaking the pins…

Friday, January 21st, 2011

I’ve been unpicking and substituting and restitching and trying to get my giant pinwheel to work better. The Nature’s Notebooks fabrics are gorgeous, but difficult because there are just too many with middle values. However, I’ve been replacing some of the small outer triangles with yellows (of which I have meters and meters in my […]