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Alison Manning
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You know that feeling when you get knocked out of your routine – sometimes for terrible reasons, but sometimes for really great reasons like vacations? Yeah, that is exactly what happened to me. I went to Iceland at Easter. It was amazing. If you’ve been…

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A few weeks ago, I took this photo and its been in my head ever since. We’d had a snowfall and then a strong wind and I liked the texture of the windblown snow.  Later I stumbled across a pattern that reminded me of this windblown snow.  In my mind’s eye,…

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Wonders never cease. A couple weeks ago, I was reading a lovely blog I follow called NothingButKnit and she had just updated the template her blog was using. I’m in the process of doing the exact same thing on my blog – working through branding, trying to…

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I’m stalled on all my projects. I’m waiting on a response to a reported error in the big test knit I’m working on, am waiting for swatches to dry for a design project, got the wrong colour yarn for a shawl that is half finished and am bored with a fussy…

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I have the most exciting news to share with you all.  I’m planning to embark on my knitwear design ‘career’ and publish a pattern for socks!  There’s an enormous amount to learn, but it’s also exciting and a bit nerve-wracking as well.  If you’ve been…

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I’ve been quiet lately – longer than I meant to be. It’s not that I have nothing to show you or tell you about, more than I was under a bit of a gag order. I’ve been test knitting. For those who don’t know, test knitting is when you get an advance copy of…

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This post is part of the #MyFiberStory Instagram challenge. The tag for today is #MyWhy and while it is easy enough to say that I knit and spin because I live in a cold climate and need all the help I can get to keep me and my family warm, there is more…

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In making space for the Christmas tree, I found a WIP from 2012.

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Why bother? I mentioned in the Part 1 post that I’ve never processed a fleece by hand so it’s a fair question to ask why would I start now after the industrial revolution successfully removed this kind of drudgery from women’s lives. There are piles and…

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Hello all,
I'm not new to the group, but I've been absent for ages. I expect much has changed here so I'm reintroducing myself to everyone.

I'm a knitter with about 30 years experience, a spinner with about 3 years experience and a new weaver. I live in the country with my husband, son and two dogs.

My most active platform right now is Instagram where I am AliInPerth and I have a blog called Art. Craft. Life.

I look forward to reconnecting with the group. 
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