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A resolute New Year

Don’t get me wrong, I do like Christmas, but for me this time of year is all about a fresh beginning and getting things in order. I love the clean feeling of January and New Year resolutions are right up … Continue reading

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Everything but a knitted partridge in a pear tree…

It’s almost Christmas and I’ve finally finished the gift knitting… Nine presents in all, including: 4 stranded Christmas baubles… 3 ruffled shrug cardigans… 2 cabled tank tops (one’s still blocking and a bit shy of photos!)… and… er, well, haven’t … Continue reading

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Silver grey and berry red

Due to my baby son pouring a glass of water over my laptop, updates have been a bit thin on the ground… but now we’re back up and running. There’s been more knitting than dyeing going on at Fleece Cottage … Continue reading

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Morticia MKAL – here be spoilers…

Look away now if you don’t want to see how the Boo-Knits mystery knit-a-long is unfolding…. Last chance… … OK, so we are now coming up to the final ‘clue’ of Morticia and I love how it’s coming along. Here … Continue reading

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The Magic of Blocking

Blocking your lace is the pat on the back, your reward for all your knitting efforts. Your finished work is given a beautiful drape, the patterns are opened up to look more delicate and intricate,  funny bits of tension are … Continue reading

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“What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly…” (Morticia Addams)

I’m back from my holidays and full of plans for some sock yarns in lovely coastal colours… As the holidays are over it means that it’s almost time for the Boo Knits Hallowe’en mystery knit-a-long – I’m so excited about … Continue reading

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‘O ye, all ye that walk in Willowwood’

So no sooner has one scarf been cast off, than another is cast on… This time I’m working with the utterly divine Osiris silk 4ply from Solstice Yarns. With all the dyeing now going on at Fleece Cottage, my stash … Continue reading

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