Tag Archives: Advent 2012

The End Is Nigh

I’m delighted that we all seem to have survived the Mayan Apocalypse, but knitters know there is another End of Times deadline looming. There’s less than 24 hours to go until you need to have those handknits finished, wrapped and … Continue reading

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The Clock Is Ticking

How’s it going? Is your knitting on schedule, or spiralling out of control? I hope it’s going well, mine’s somewhere between the two. The cardigan is unlikely to be finished in time, but I’m trying not to obsess over it. … Continue reading

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His and/or Hers

Another nifty unisex gift and an excellent use of Malabrigo, is a textured cowl. This one is the Darkside Cowl which I made for my brother last Christmas. Only took me a couple of days and it gives a lovely squishy … Continue reading

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Malabrigo Is Your Friend

You will notice a theme over the next few days, and that theme is embodied by Malabrigo Worsted. In the final run-up to Christmas we’ll be focusing on yarns whose irresistible squishy softness will sooth your frazzled soul and knit … Continue reading

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Totally Sane

Now I know what you’re thinking – it’s less than a week to go until Christmas, it’s simply not possible to knit a sweater in that time and to even contemplate such a thing would be the height of madness. … Continue reading

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Sheep-Free Knitting

We all know that I am a big fan of wool. Proper, sheepy, smelling of lanolin and with bits of straw stuck in it, wool. If there’s no sheep available, I can be talked down off the ledge with some … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never

I know, I know, I’m late with my blog posting this weekend, but just in the nick of time, here are two more suggestions for your advent knitting. Hats are brilliant Christmas gifts. Simple, quick, unisex, and who doesn’t want … Continue reading

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Something For Everyone

It’s difficult sometimes, trying to find the right pattern. Especially if it’s someone you perhaps don’t know that well – your brother’s new girlfriend – or a bloke to whom you can’t possibly give yet another hat, or something that … Continue reading

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Defrost

The deep freeze is still going strong here, but thankfully the temperature is meant to jump up about 10 degrees tomorrow. Until then, I will still be clutching my favourite hot water bottle, waiting for  sensation to return to my … Continue reading

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Keep It Cosy

It is COLD in London at the moment (and before you start scoffing, all you Canadians/Scandinavians/people with Real Weather, these things are relative, and I think we can all agree -1°C is pretty nippy). I spent yesterday evening knitting on the … Continue reading

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