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The Quilt Back

The Quilt Back

Have you ever experienced the feeling, after preparing yourself for a vast ordeal and then finding the process quite simple, of disappointment? Yes, you think, this is so much easier and quicker; but where’s the glory? Will people really lean over their...
New Obsession: Quilting!

New Obsession: Quilting!

Over the last few days, I finished this: I’m a little stunned, frankly. I keep looking at it, thinking “did I really make that?!” It’s a very simple quilt, the equivalent of a … garter stitch hat, say, rather than a garter scarf. I mean,...
On My Needles: Sleeveless

On My Needles: Sleeveless

I had half a sleeve: And then I didn’t: Of course, ripping out the too-wide sleeve wasn’t necessary. I could have cut it apart down the shoulder line, after stabilising the edges, and seamed up the cut edges for a narrower width. But then the second sleeve...
Counting Sheep

Counting Sheep

Aah the sleep sack! Client’s Brief to Knitter: should last baby till 18 months at least; should have his name on it; should be adorable; shouldn’t allow baby to wriggle out; should keep his arms warm; shouldn’t allow baby to crawl inside; no hood....
Sheepy Dreams

Sheepy Dreams

In the middle of my sock knitting jag, what could be more appropriate than to interrupt the current socks in progress… (Elm, in Malabrigo Sock “Turner”) … with another giant, sock-like thing? This is a very much designed-on-the-fly sleep sack...