Monthly Archives: April 2017

Ballerina Tulip 

Some garden plants are just so marvellous it’s difficult to know why you don’t just find them planted everywhere. Sixteen years of gardening on clay soil in a tough tough climate and I can vouch for this tulip being the … Continue reading

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Work in progress 

Last night I joined some bits together at the top of the hood (“grafting”).  This morning I’m taking the scissors to the front of the hood  (“steeking”).  Phew! Dusting off the book of techniques for this one! #Ooa Hoodie Kate … Continue reading

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Rural idylls

When your walk home from school looks like this. And you’ve just “met” your great great grandfather for the first time in this photo. 

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Hoodie nearly ready 

It’s usually a mistake to try and get a knitting project finished before leaving on a trip. Doomed to failure.  This time I thought I was nearly there but forgot the 30 cm extra of hood. Doh! Pattern and wool … Continue reading

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grellow dreams

I couldn’t see the point of grellow until now. This Blacker Yarns Shetland and silk blend is making me dream of a wavy edged scarf that surely won’t be finished before fashion has moved on from grellow completely. But who … Continue reading

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Am I Normal? 

 I’m recovering from a bad cold. Is it normal that I end up in the kitchen for hours wiping, dusting, emptying jars and packets into fancy jars and tins, baking brioche and tidying the TEA drawer? 

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