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Aug 13, 2011
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I finally managed to get a photo of my latest handspun in the daylight today. I had finished it on Thursday but didn't have much time for photos until today. It's the Falkland fibre I showed in my previous post from FeltStudios which I purchased on Etsy a few wees... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2011 at A Little Bit of Everything
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A few weekends ago, 5 of us took a road trip up to Milton Keynes to visit P&M Woolcraft so I could buy a spinning wheel. Or should I say, so Kirk could buy me a wheel :) I came home with what I knew I wanted, the Majacraft Rose.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2011 at A Little Bit of Everything
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I swore I would never ever get into spinning. Afterall, there's so much great ready made yarn out there and I don't have a ton of free time so why "waste" it spinning when I could just spend my time knitting? Well, of course I had to give it a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2011 at A Little Bit of Everything
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Finally another finished item. I started these socks back in December last year and the first one went fast and I got as far as the heel flap on the second and then I stalled. These were knit for my MIL and as she's visiting at the moment I wanted... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2011 at A Little Bit of Everything
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I finished a quick project of a poncho as a baby gift for a friend who had a little girl at the end of last year. I met up with her today and she seemed to really like it. I had N model it for me and of course it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2011 at A Little Bit of Everything
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Finished these mittens for myself this afternoon. Only took 5 days of knitting but actual knitting time was probably 5 hours. They were a free pattern on Ravelry called "Lofty Wool Cable Mittens" and were a pleasure to knit. I used Misty Alpaca chunky yarn in a pale pink. Gorgeous... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2011 at A Little Bit of Everything
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I figure I did well last year when I challenged myself to finish at least one project a month. I managed something like 25 finished items last year. So far this year i have made a cowl using Skein Queen Desire and the Noble Cowl pattern on Ravelry. It was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2011 at A Little Bit of Everything
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I've been quiet on here I know but I have been super busy working on loads of things. Some I can't share photos of yet as I need to send them off to their rightful owners and others as there just isn't enough done to share. I was in the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2010 at A Little Bit of Everything
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I'm being optimistic by saying it's my first October finish. Afterall it's about time I started on my Christmas knits so I don't drive myself nuts closer to Christmas with all the other fun stuff I have planned with the kids! This is the "Kina" cardigan pattern from Kids Tricot.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2010 at A Little Bit of Everything
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So I haven't posted in a long time but I have been busy knitting lots of little things. Several friends are having/have had babies hence the baby themed knit fest. I have the usual multiple projects on the go but at least I'm managing to finish a bunch as well.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2010 at A Little Bit of Everything
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I was thinking back to earlier this year when Alice and I decided to try and have at least one "finish" per month. I think I've so far managed to keep up with this as I've gotten a lot done. I suppose it's also faster and easier to do kids'... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2010 at A Little Bit of Everything
Had my first weigh in today and yay I lost 2lbs! Also did my measurements and my spare tire is gone from my waist with a 3cm loss. Few more centimeters overall so it's all going in the right direction! Knitting up a storm so hope to be back with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at A Little Bit of Everything
Woo hoo! I started yesterday, purchased and downloaded your template and off I go! Stay tuned!
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Well, I finally did it. I went back to Weight Watchers meetings as I'm just not disciplined to go it by myself at home. I can do the points counting no problem. I know the routine. But it's easier to cheat and convince myself it's not a big deal if... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2010 at A Little Bit of Everything
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I started these back in January as soon as I had the yarn and pattern in hand. The first sock went pretty fast, the second one went quickly to the heel turn and then I put it aside. Big mistake to do that as I didn't note down where I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2010 at A Little Bit of Everything
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I finished knitting the Flower Basket Shawl this afternoon and it's down in the kitchen blocking. The first photo was how small and shrivelled up it starts out when it's unblocked. The shawl has more than doubled in width at the widest part and is about 4x longer as well.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at A Little Bit of Everything
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I figured I'd try keeping up with this blog a bit more often as I do quite a lot of knitting but I don't stop to document it very often! The little owl was part of my KnitLoveClub Summer club swap for my partner Tricia. I had her for the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2010 at A Little Bit of Everything
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I managed to buy yet another load of yarn today despite my best intentions not to. I blame it all on Alice Socktopus though. I ran into her at the Wollmeise booth and she was picking out some wild colors for doing colorwork though not with all the colors together... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2010 at A Little Bit of Everything
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Bit later tonight but here's the stash haul for today. 2 skeins of Old Maiden Aunt yarns, 3 Lotus Cashmeres to knit a friend's new baby something to wear later this year, some more Wollmeise and then the most adorable large project bag from Bothered Owl. LOVE it! I think... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2010 at A Little Bit of Everything
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Today was day 1 of Knit Nation. Bright early start at 5:45am when I got up and showered, ready to head out to Imperial College to help out on registration and such. Two classes (Cast on Cornucopia and 3-2-1 Roundabout) followed by the market place preview. And preview I did!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2010 at A Little Bit of Everything
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Miss Anna's shawlette. Knitted in Malabrigo sock yarn in Aguas colorway, pattern is Seaside Shawlette by Wendy Johnson. Miss Janine's shawlette. Knitted in Skein Queen Sumptuous (2 ply cashmere) which was custom dyed for me and the colorway is called Miss Janine. Pattern is Argus Shawlette by Wendy Johnson. Last... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2010 at A Little Bit of Everything
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At least this new hobby doesn't require any additional stash, at least nothing other than a few books and a few crochet hooks in different sizes. Luckily I've got the yarn side of things covered already. I have to admit I'm not a huge fan of crochet in terms of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2010 at A Little Bit of Everything
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I've been totally slacking on this blog but I have been super busy with real life and getting some knitting projects out of the way! I finished these socks as a gift for my Dad for Father's Day this year. They are a super simple pattern that I found on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2010 at A Little Bit of Everything
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Alice had me over to her house today for a fun session of yarn dyeing. It's something I have never done before and also something I never thought I'd really want to do or enjoy. Boy was I wrong! Yesterday I sent over a photo of some colors I had... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2010 at A Little Bit of Everything