1. Scrap Happy

    I love 4ply yarn. I'm very much a process knitter, always enjoying the making more than the finished object, and the yardage on thinner yarn means more knitting time for the cash; or bang for your buck if you prefer.

    I knit quite a few socks. And am hoping to knit more shawls. Which inevitably means lots of leftovers. Skeins are generally sold in 100g lots, and I only have little feet. So what to do with all those little balls of colourful loveliness?

    A couple of years ...
  2. Sex Bo-bomb

    OH loves the film Scott Pilgrim but I hated it. I thought it was full of completely unsympathetic ****ery characters, he said I was missing the point.

    Anyway, he wanted a hat. And with the snow falling fast, I thought I'd better get my knit on. He's a conservative chap my fella, but I felt he should try something different to his usual beanies. I found an online pattern for the hat worn by the eponymous Pilgrim, and even though the droopy nightcap style would normally send my OH running ...
  3. Literary KAL 2013

    Literary KAL 2013
    In addition to my official knitting 'queue' this year, I have also joined a KAL (knit a long). Hosted by the Knitting Goddess forum on Ravelry, this involves knitting one item per month to fit in with a literary theme.

    Each month has an author's name, and the FO (finished object) must have a link to that author. It can have a pertinent pattern name, yarn name, or a link to the designer. Anything really; the best thing about KAL is how open to interpretation

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  4. Join the CLUB!

    It's a New Year and time for wooly resolutions. I have been a busy bee reorganising my stash and Ravelry 'queue'. It's so easy to get carried away that I am hoping a bit of structure will stop me drowning in yarn and half finished projects.

    I have a list of 17 different things I'd like to knit this year, each with a very realistic deadline, and mostly knit from stash.

    The first is a Tamarisk quilt. This will be a BIG blanket, so I'm not expecting to finish before November. ...
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  5. Like a phoenix from the ashes!

    So, I guess I should practice what I preach.

    I am going blog primarily about knitty pursuits, although there may be some home improvements and more generic life bumpf in here too.

    Look forward to posts about How to Reinvent a Car Boot Jumper, Knitting Famous Authors, and Why I am Bringing Back the Spat.
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