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A new design

March 31, 2014

I have been designing and knitting again…..

Managed to finally take some photos this weekend, but need some time to write up the pattern proper for publishing!!

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A gorgeous weekend of wandering

March 30, 2014

The weather this weekend has been lovely here and that means I have been out a wandering with the pup, though she is a bit big for that title now!! But two long wanders over to Tredegar house and round the locale has done for her and she is now lying on Mr J’s feet as he cooks tea, just in case anything drops!!

I took a few photos while we wandered!


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Mum has made her cardi!

March 11, 2014

At Xmas I custom dyed some yarn for Mum for a cardigan pattern she had been gifted after the Great London Yarn Crawl 2013. She has made it!!!its a gorgeous pattern by Joji Locatelli on Ravelry here

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As I said gorgeous pattern and didn’t the yarn knit up well!!! Jelliebean Stardust btw

Another sweater for Mr J

March 10, 2014

I found some more yarn at Ally Pally for a sweater for Mr J (lucky man has had two sweaters from me this winter and one from my mother!) I decided not to use a pattern….. Dum dum dummmmmmm!!!

It knit up really quickly other than a couple of tries on the sleeves. It was knit completely on circular needles meaning it was completely no sew other than the weaving in of ends.

I am in two minds about writing up the pattern for sale…..
I’m not sure about the arms, it’s very slouchy…..
Mr J on the other hand loves it and has been wearing it since I finished it!! Announcing it was his new favourite jumper!!

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What do you think….. To publish or not to publish?????

Spring has arrived!

March 9, 2014

This morning Mr J and I went for a glorious walk over to Tredegar house with the puppy who decided it was a good day for swimming in the lake, reens and any other water course available!! There was evidence of a few downed trees from recent storms, but the sun, the aconites and the daffodils definitely herald spring!!

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My new poncho

March 6, 2014

A little bit of knitting for you today!!! I have finally blocked my poncho. I knitted it in Rowan silk twist, which I bought at Ally Pally from the yarn scrum stall!!!

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It’s a super simple pattern from Churchmouse yarns and teas, the easy folded poncho and it’s available on Ravelry!! Think I might wear it out to knitting group tonight!!

Unravel 2014

February 28, 2014

Last weekend Mum and I tootled into Farnham for this years Unravel!! I’m trying to have a more restrained year re yarn buying given that Mr J and I are getting marries in August and also we are purchasing a smallholding which is going to cost a fair old load of cash to get it liveable and then as a going concern!!! More plans coming soon!!!

I didn’t manage to get the camera out whilst at Unravel I was too busy concentrating on the yarny goodness and oh my there was a lot of that!! And We also managed to bump into 5 other members of our Great London Yarn Crawl 2013 group which was lovely!

Anyway my restrained ahem…. Purchases……

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Sock yarn for Mr J

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Sock yarn for me!

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Some squishy yummy fibre from the lovely John Arbon

And then came the expensive bit…..

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The Louet combs for dealing with the fleeces… Mainly the alpaca, as I found the carding process wasn’t getting rid of the detritus from the fleece and spinning bits of sawdust in was starting to grate on my nerves somewhat!!

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