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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...
Little Fishie-Wishies

Little Fishie-Wishies

After reading my previous post on this quilt, you know I’m overflowing with amateur information to share — so be warned! The first question with a gift is, of course, to find out what the recipient wants. The mother wanted soft blues for a little girl,...
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...
Mammalia vs Insecta

Mammalia vs Insecta

Quick note: this pattern is up for testing! If you’re interested, the link to the testing thread on Ravelry is here. And now, time for a detailed pattern analysis on my Fennec pullover. I really loved the intriguing lines of cables and lace — although I...
On My Needles: Three Things

On My Needles: Three Things

Ages (ie, three years) ago, I started making batches of projects, planning ahead for the next few months. I think I even had a revoltingly cutesy name for them, referring to them as the “current project harem”. I can’t recall why I dropped the...
Julia in Tiziano

Julia in Tiziano

I’d had the Julia socks in my queue forever, and when I finally went to buy it, the pattern was discontinued! Luckily, I found the stitch pattern in a Japanese stitch dictionary, and from other people’s project notes, figured out enough to knit my version...