Tag Archives: handmade

The world’s oldest WIP?

Over the last 12 months as we have been packing up the house bit by bit in preparation for moving to our forever home (with a brief sojourn to our summer home) I have ben discovering a whole host of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns

After discovering Alabama Chanin through a number of knitting podcasts (strangely I have never heard the name mentioned on any of the sewing podcasts I follow) I decided to add this book to my birthday wish list this year and luckily my OH listened … Continue reading

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Socks, socks and more socks ( #16pairsin2016 )

At the beginning of the year I decided to take part in a knit along hosted by Tracey from The Passioknit Spinner podcast and Sadie from the Yarnivore podcast. The idea was to knit 16 pairs of socks during 2016. … Continue reading

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Creative Journal

As part of my more mindful for this year I decided to start a creative journal to keep track of my makes, plans and aspirations for 2016. The most significant difference between this and my previous attempts at logging my creative endeavours was that … Continue reading

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A mountain of handspun yarn

For several years there has been discussion in the knitting community about whether people are product or process knitters, and I can quite comfortably say I am very much a product knitter but I recently realised that in contrast I am … Continue reading

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Crafting quick wins

Elsewhere in the crafting world there is talk of undertaking epic crafting endeavours (I’m thinking specifically of the Fibre Trek Shackleton projects or Welford Purl’s Zero to Hero SPAKAL) but here at Crafty Towers it has been all about the quick … Continue reading

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Knitter’s woes

Despite thinking I had made a good start on my Christmas knitting earlier on in the year I found myself at the end of October with only 3 half knitted pairs of socks to show for it. Those who follow … Continue reading

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Twisted Poncho Pattern

Having been born in the 1970s and done the majority of my growing up in the 1980s I am rather partial to a poncho. If I am being entirely honest the ones that really appeal are those made from multi … Continue reading

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2014 knitting resolution round up

So as we approach the end of the year how did I get on with my 2014 knitting resolutions/ goals? Operate a 2 out 1 in policy for my fibre and yarn stash: Yarn – in 1,600g out 4,700g Fibre … Continue reading

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2014 – year of the technology curse.

It all started when I dropped my mobile phone in a cup of tea whilst wrestling with a toddler. Thankfully after a week in a jar of rice on top of radiator it was saved – 4am feeds for crafty … Continue reading

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