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China

Yesterday I discovered AliExpress. If you’re not familiar with it, then the best description that I can muster would be Chinese Amazon crossed with Etsy — in the sense that it provides a platform for individual stores to sell, dream, … Continue reading

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‘I will make you brooches’

With profuse apologies to Robert Louis Stevenson. I will knit you sweaters and socks for your delight With Malabrigo in the morning and Kureyon at night. I will make an afghan fit for you and me Of Manos and Wollmeise … Continue reading

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Songs about spinning

Ever since I got my Louet Julia, my spindles have seen little spinning duty. But there’s hardly any point in busting out the wheel for a single rolag…this one courtesy of Deb at my favourite Fondant Fibre. So I’m going … Continue reading

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Sl 2, k 1, p2sso…

The language of knitting abbreviations is a world unto its own and, as I haven’t bothered to teach my spellchecker these terms, it’s spent most of the past 5 years furiously underlining all my perceived spelling errors in red. I’ve … Continue reading

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Twitter

Hello, dear reader. I know that I’ve been posting a lot of art lately. Probably too much art. In fact, it’s definitely too much art, and it makes me wonder at my self-professed label of philistine. Nevertheless, I really wanted … Continue reading

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Industry and virtue

My industriousness has led to the production of a lot of socks recently. The sock yarn stash is steadily decreasing! Also on the industriousness point, Dad helped me build a lightbox, pictures of which I will not regale you with … Continue reading

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Beating back the Old Year

Clockwise from right: From the Koninklijke Bibliotheek: St Blaise, the patron saint of wool combers, about to be pierced by iron combs, KB, 76 F 2 fol. 260r From the British Library: Woman beating man with distaff, Additional 42130 f.60 … Continue reading

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