le tour

One thing we were really looking forward to on our trip was the opportunity to catch a stage of the Tour de France in person. Like many of you, the Tour has long formed the backdrop to my summer knitting and Tom, who is a keen cyclist, relishes it even more. I love the grand…

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Allez! yarn success. . .design fail

Warning! Lengthy post, probably only of interest to knitters! One day in March, when I was still in residential rehab, I returned to my bed from a hard morning’s physio to find two packages. Both were promisingly squishy and clearly contained yarn. How exciting! I opened the first package. It came from one of my…

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home straight

I know that some knitters hate finishing, but for me, it really is one of the great pleasures of producing a garment. How I enjoy trimming a steek. . . . . . grafting a shoulder seam so that it matches in pattern . . . . . . finding a nifty way to create…

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