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Flying Geese knitted blanket – finished!

I finished a knitting project recently! Hurray! It’s a log-cabin-method-ish blanket based on the Flying Geese quilt pattern. I adapted the Flying Geese blanket from Mason-Dixon Knitting (p84-85) to be a bit larger and have fewer triangley-border-bits. The version in … Continue reading

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And Then There Was Cake

I had a brilliant time in Cambridge last weekend, seeing lots of friends and dancing and all sorts of general goodness :). And there was cake! C and I made the cake pictured – he baked the cakes and I … Continue reading

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extremely easy craft: turn knee high socks into wristwarmers

It’s been getting kind of cold recently. And my hands get cold pretty easily. Also, I have 2 pairs of stripey knee high socks that were getting all holey …  hence this post, wrist/handwarmers. I’ve been wearing them all week … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

It’s Christmas Eve. The work is finished. The presents are wrapped. The cards are written. The decorations are up, the mince pies are made, and C is sound asleep upstairs, having finally finished night shifts. All is not right with … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Waistcoats

One upon a time (about this time last year) I joined a dance team. This meant that I needed a colourful waistcoat to wear when performing. I was able to borrow one to start off with, but it wasn’t great, so … Continue reading

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Saturday play – my new waistcoat!

Recently, I’ve been making a waistcoat. Yes, another one. This is the third waistcoat I’ve made – you can see pictures of the first one here, and pictures of the charity-shop-shirt that formed part of the second one here. I’ve … Continue reading

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Saturday Play – attempting crochet

(see what I did there?) One of my long-term aims to become confident with crochet – I can knit, I have a maths degree for crying out loud, it can’t be that hard, right? So far I haven’t managed it, … Continue reading

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and now for something cheerful – bunting!

To add a bit of colour and fun to what is otherwise a bit of a grey time, I thought I’d share with you the bunting that I made last month :). Materials: double-sided interfacing, assorted colourful fabrics, bias binding, … Continue reading

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Saturday play – charity shop shopping

On Friday, I found myself with free time in Cambridge and one of the things I did was to go charity-shop-ing with Rachel 🙂 (who found a beautiful ball dress!). It’s a bit contagious – when I found myself on … Continue reading

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Tea cosy :)

Continuing to post tea-related-things that may or may not be tea: tea cosy time! This was a present from forestofglory, who I got to know while she was studying in the UK. Isn’t it lovely? And it matches this teapot: … Continue reading

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