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Wool…nice…mine!

With these three words and her first attempt at sentence construction Crafty Toddler proved she truly was my child, especially as whilst she was saying them she picked up the ball of yarn I was working with, rubbed it against … Continue reading

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Put needles and step away from the socks

Those of you who read my blog posts regularly may have noticed a trend lately, the vanilla sock has made more than one appearance in the last few months and I have to confess it is going to make a … Continue reading

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Improvising a Turkish spindle in a Welsh Tepee.

Way off schedule with this week’s post but finally found time to recap my Welsh adventures from last weekend and the surprising amount of crafting I’ve managed to squeeze in this week. Last weekend we had a Crafty Family camping … Continue reading

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An exercise in pattern writing part 2 – crochet shawl

Crescent Shawl. Hook: 4.5mm hook Yarn: 4ply/ fingering weight yarn, 250g/ 1,200m Tension: 6 rows x 16 sts = 4 inches working trebles. UK crochet terms are used throughout. <img src="http://themanyknitsofnadine Chain 8 Row 1: Starting with the 4th chain … Continue reading

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Good job I’m not a wool snob!

At some point last year I decided to try and use more real wool yarns when knitting (unless it was for a baby – they only get acrylic) but my budget doesn’t always allow for 100% wool enhancements to my … Continue reading

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Seashores and shawls.

Last weekend we had a very windy trip to a relatively local seaside town, my original plan had been to wear a lovely flowing feminine outfit and sandals whilst strolling down the beach. One look at the weather when we … Continue reading

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The crochet obsession continues.

For the last week I have been waiting somewhat impatiently for an inter-library loan of the final book in the Game of Thrones series so I have been crocheting like a mad woman to pass the time until it arrives. … Continue reading

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