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On the Tour de Fleece (with kittens!)
Tour de Fleece.  While the cycle race is on a large number of spinners (in teams) are challenging each other to spin the same number of miles of yarn from their (not inconsiderable) stashes of fleece as the cyclists cycle.  W...
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No machine  knitted baby shawl here
It's definitely the week for internet chat about baby knitting (specially shawls, I hear that the one that wrapped HRH now has a waiting list of 8 weeks) but also for us, closer to home, as our DD2 is slightly overdue with he...
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Up to date now on #sixitemschallenge  and some other chat (knitting holidays and more)
It was when I came to get out of the car on our first day in the true south of France and it was raining that I realised I had forgotten to pack any sort of coat. I suppose this six items only thing had made me think packing ...
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The day before departure and I'm sorting out my holiday knitting
Last day before our holiday (watch this space for pictures from foreign parts). Practical clothes are called for Grey tee and black jeans.  I'm keeping my neck warm with citron, a scarf knitted in a silk and mohair mix.  ...
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Grey dress again (today worn with greens)@labourlabel #sixitemschallenge 
The grey dress is getting another outing (both tops and jeans are in the wash today) Worn with green necklace and green tights (not seen) xx c
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Up-cycling and todays clothes for the #sixitems challenge 
Serious work to do today so I chose a simple outfit with no hanging bits that will get in the way or need constant retying. Black jeans and multi silk top. I have spent the day at the National Needlework Archive where the...
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I might have invented something
I have had a telephonic disaster. A couple of weeks ago I dropped my phone in water (don't ask). Now, the replacement of a mobile is pretty simple and, as far as the physical thing, not a big deal. The drowned phone was an ol...
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I'm blogging again and it's all about the knitting
I love reading the comments on here, I love that people who read my blog also take time to say something.  It is even more lovely when an old friend pops up and comments, perhaps someone who has been reading and commenting ev...
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Catching up on the blog and setting off on our Winter Road Trip (Reims, Dijon, Geneva and Viens)
Setting off for a long trip on Thursday I only had time to post one photo on instagram on day 23.  A night in Reims and another quick instagram of my day 24 outfit (the same as day 23) from the car as we headed for Dijon of l...
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The sixth item, and making a skirt in a day
Isn't it always the way when trying to choose the perfect capsule wardrobe?  Nothing quite matches up. In my case the capsule was of six items and each time I decided on a theme, around a pair of blue jeans, tailored grey tro...
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Dressing for dinner
Grey dress Bright legs Friends to supper xx c
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OOH! Look! poems in the post
Lots to do today so keeping it simple in black jeans and grey tee, embellished a bit with my gob-stopper jewellery. Red at the neck and multi coloured for the wrist. Then joy, look what arrived in the post, from a dear frie...
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