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Not a natural knitter

A little self-knowledge is a valuable thing and I have come to the conclusion that I am not one of life’s natural knitters. Would that I were.  Oh to effortlessly slip from my needles exquisite lace shawls, historically accurate river ganseys and drawers and drawers of colourful, fine-gauged socks. I have tried to improve my… Continue reading Not a natural knitter

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Fair Isle Finished: Memento and Metaphor

A finished thing!  Reason to rejoice forsure.  I’m far from expert in these matters and a perfunctory glance at the Wikipedia entry would suggest that this patterning is not for the purists.  In my defence, it is rendered in a limited palette and I worked in the round.  It’s the alliteration that I was after, can we… Continue reading Fair Isle Finished: Memento and Metaphor

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Stop Knitting at the Shark

Despite the perceived wisdom, research has shown that women are pretty good at navigating.  They just have a different approach to men, often relying on landmarks.  If I’m embarking on a journey that I undertake infrequently I certainly rely heavily on key physical features: The park, the petrol station, the shark in the rooftop. Not… Continue reading Stop Knitting at the Shark

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I’m a little bit testy and a little bit floral.

Oh, me oh my, it’s been a testing week and I mean that in the literal sense of the word that it has been a week that has contained very many tests.  Thank you (absolutely and resoundingly NOT) to whomsoever devised the mandatory testing of ten year olds.  There have been tears, there have been troubled nights, there were tonsils the size of… Continue reading I’m a little bit testy and a little bit floral.