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It's been a while but I'm back to blogging
A short while ago a friend posted a link on Facebook to a blog post about fighting depression. Now some of my lovely regulars will know that this is an interest of mine. From time to time I succumb to an attack by the black...
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all you need to know about yarn and fabric shopping in London (there are buttons and bows in here too and some on-line shopping)
It's a yarn crawl in a book, brought to you by the people who have organised The Great London Yarn Crawl for the last three years. And it's all you need to organise your very own London yarn fondling and buying adventure (th...
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A bit of Februaryness alone withe the spinning and knitting
The tectonic plates of my life have shifted. I seem to no longer to be a part of things but a spectator. Sure my life is full of busy, I attend classes, of the sort other retired people attend to learn something new, when in...
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Fifth blog birthday post, a new year's resolution and a big restoration project
I'm trying to avoid giving today's post a title like 'I'm back' or 'Sorry for the absence' But I do acknowledge it's been a while since I last blogged. The thing is I had so so much Christmas crafting to do that I just had ...
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A blog post!  At Last! (it's been a busy summer)
I know, I have been almost invisible these last six weeks. I would love to say that I have spent the whole time in the garden where the sun was too bright to play around with screens, but if you also live in Southern England ...
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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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Learning sock magic from Kate Atherley at Purlescence
Did you know that? It's definitely a thing. If you knit socks you can talk sock. But can you knit the perfectly fitting sock? And do you have a sock knitting party piece? Well I do now, thanks to a class I attended last we...
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Unravelling and shout outs for Renee Callahan and Caerthan Wrack (with thanks for clever patterns and fabulous yarns)
I am making a very serious bid to reduce my stocks of yarn and fibre this year. Stock sounds so much more business-like than stash, don't you think? I have begun by listing my entire collection on Ravelry. But I'm not avoid...
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Things done (and undone) in 2015 and intentions for 2016
It is the same every year, lots of self examination and many good intentions to do better this time around. I am no different and this year I began by reviewing my post on the eve of 2015 to see how I have done. In some way...
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Something blue and new (for me)
Hello! If you have called by once or twice over the last few weeks to see if there is anything new going on, I apologise, it has been a bit quiet. But I've been making things, learning some new skills, as well as knitting, ...
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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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