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Wibbo
Hove, East Sussex
I'm a designer and writer, now happily retired from the daily grind and busy doing my own thing.
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I'm working on some new designs for fingerless mittens. I've swatched for this design several times already and I'm finally happy with how the stitch pattern, needle size and yarn work together. The yarn is Drops Baby Merino; a lovely... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at Wibbo's Words
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I hate the amount/style of betting adverts on the radio (I mainly listen to Planet Rock). The adverts are shouty and style betting as 'exciting', 'unmissable fun' and 'smart'. There's nothing smart about betting; it's how to get yourself in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Wibbo's Words
Long time no see! I've decided to resurrect my blogging schedule after dallying with social media far too much lately. These days, Instagram is so full of adverts and pushy posts from people trying to sell their wares that it's... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Wibbo's Words
Now available as a Ravelry download here. 20% discount until midnight GMT on May 14 using coupon code SPIRAL. Happy knitting! Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at Wibbo's Words
Number of stitches to cast on should be 26 plus 1, not 34 plus 1. Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12: "rep from *, ending last rep with K1 instead of K2." should read "rep from * to end." Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at Jan Eaton's Book Errata
Number of stitches to cast on should be 26 plus 1, not 34 plus 1. Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12: "rep from *, ending last rep with K1 instead of K2." should read "rep from * to end." Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at Jan Eaton's Book Errata
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I took more photos of Spirality earlier today; the light was better and I simplified the background. I'm happier with these shots! The pattern should be up for sale in my Ravelry store tomorrow. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Wibbo's Words
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A new design, that is. It's been test-knitted and the pattern has just gone off for a final whizz over by my tech editor. The design is called Spirality, a cosy ribbed cowl long enough to go twice round your... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Wibbo's Words
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Trying out new stitches and an idea for a possible new design.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at Wibbo's Words
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My latest design, Colifichet, is available to buy on Ravelry here. Get 20% off the pattern price by using the coupon code frippery from now until midnight GMT on March 20. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at Wibbo's Words
I've recently moved all the posts on Jan Eaton's Book Errata from Blogger to a new home on Typepad. Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at Wibbo's Words
Thank you Peri!
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Thank you Julie and Mairead
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Here's a sneak peek of Colifichet looking rather gorgeous... The pattern will be for sale on Ravelry at the beginning of March. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at Wibbo's Words
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to feel completely recovered from the bout of flu. The last week or so I've felt really, really tired and had no energy at all. February has marked a shift and I'm much more like myself and back to designing.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Wibbo's Words
Row 2, lines 2 and 4: "3 dc" should read "3 sc" Row 3, lines 2 and 4: "3 dc" should read "3 sc" Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at Jan Eaton's Book Errata
Well, I'm almost there after three weeks of flu. My hacking cough has gone, I no longer have a head full of cotton wool and food tastes like food instead of cardboard! In other news, I'm working my way through... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at Wibbo's Words
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I'm happy that it's the first day of a new year today. I find New Year's Eve difficult; I'm sad about the people I love who are no longer here and the evening turned into a bit of a misery... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 at Wibbo's Words
Julie, Merry Christmas to you and Alex xx
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The tree is up and decorated... ...and I'm wishing you Merry Christmas and a very happy 2018! Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2017 at Wibbo's Words
Best music of 2017 was a difficult choice as so much good stuff came out during the year. In the end I went with these four: Hysteria/Def Leppard 30th Anniversary Remaster (and yes, I did get the box set in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Wibbo's Words
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My best nine posts on Instagram this year; lots of knitting as expected. From top left, Swallowtail Shawl for Steph, Celestarium blocking, Celestarium in progress, detail of my design Mysteria blocking, antique shisha embroidery from India hanging in my living... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2017 at Wibbo's Words
I haven't read that one - will investigate!
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Best audiobook of 2017 has to be The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley, all 50 hours of it, even though I've read the book several times before. Ignore the rubbish cover, this is a wonderful retelling of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at Wibbo's Words
You should now be able to look at Wibbo's Words on your mobile and tablet. The design isn't quite right yet; I need to do more fiddling with the banner and I'm not sure about the colour scheme.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at Wibbo's Words