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Designing handknits, vintage style, unravelling

Craftivism, Activism

I’m interrupting my plan for my next blog post which was meant to follow on from the last, BUT as significant events in the world in recent days have, I’m sure, swayed many people’s attention and sparked the most remarkable… Continue Reading →

Go Homespun

I’ve changed the name of my blog, from In Stitches Daily to Go Homespun. I’ve been thinking of changing the name for a while. Why? Well, like many bloggers, I started with a vague idea of what I wanted to… Continue Reading →

Herdwick wool socks

The Herdwick wool #swatchalong has rapidly resulted in a pair of socks, and not only that, two pairs of socks. The grey Herdwick wool knitted up nicely, and I now have a very warm pair for padding round the house… Continue Reading →

#Swatchalong: Herdwick swatch

I have some grey Herdwick wool top in my spinning supplies basket which I had started to use as ‘practice fibre’ when getting used to a new spinning wheel. I initially saw it as expendable, should the first efforts at… Continue Reading →

Knitted Christmas

Knitting tree ornaments was my ‘unwind’ before Christmas. I was reading The Knitter magazine on a train homewards after three days away for work. There were only a few days left to go before the maelstrom of Christmas Day and… Continue Reading →

2013 unravelled, 2014 cast on

Looking back over 2013, it’s been a year for hopping about. I’ve delved into some knitting design (Elizabeth Zimmermann inspired), lots of scouring, or washing of my large stock of Ryeland fleece prior to spinning it, attempts at using up… Continue Reading →

Colour Run Conundrum

I’ve had a near brush with disaster recently. I decided to unravel a sleeve that I was unhappy with (the  ‘Kate’ top that I had put aside for a while), straighten out the yarn by dampening in water, then knit it back… Continue Reading →

Knit, crochet, and knit again

The raglan jumper on the needles back in early June knitted up quite quickly but has only just made it on to a photograph. A basic every day jumper, and as a result it has been out and about a bit –… Continue Reading →

Knit Archaeology Competition progress

Knit pics for the Knit Archaeology Competition have been coming in on Archaeology Fest Knit PInterest board, but no winner has been anounced yet. I tend to favour useful knits, so my top three favourites (in no particular order) are: Roman… Continue Reading →

Knit Archaeology Competition

I was sent a link to Knit Archaeology Competition today. Festival of archaeology Festival of Archaeology 2013, a UK-wide event on until Sunday 28th July. I had other knitting, maybe even crochet projects in mind for the rest of July, so I’m not sure myself,… Continue Reading →

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