Clickety clack

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If you’ve been reading along for a little while, you’ll know that I do love a bit of knitting and crocheting. Usually I’m clacking or hooking away at items I can donate to charity, but I have a couple of things on the go at the moment just for me. Yay!

We are heading away for a couple of weeks at the end of the year to New York – eep! – so I have decided I need a multitude of scarves and cowls. I loved looking through all the gorgeous wools on the Bendigo Woollen Mills website. So many delicious colours but I decided to opt for ‘raffia’. It’s practical and neutral and will coordinate with  most clothing options, such as I have! I’m using this pattern. Must say I do rather like Tante Ehm’s designs so may try out another one too! Head over here if you want to have a look at some lovely, cosy woolliness!

And how vibrant is this green wool? I love it! I’m going to use it to make this scarf. So many fab patterns from Wool and the Gang.

Do you have anything on your needles or hook at the moment? Yay for cold winters so we can wear scarves and cowls!

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12 thoughts on “Clickety clack

  1. Feeling inspired now! Always exciting to have a new craft project on the go. Note to self: Must knit something.

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  2. Gosh, you are so clever! My Gran taught me to knit when I was quite young. She died when I was 15 and when I was helping my Mum clear out her house, in the draw in the spare room I found my half (badly) knitted tea cosy. And I do believe that was the last time I attempted it. I have knitting-envy (I’m sure it’s a thing!) from your gorgeous ‘raffia’ scarf. Your green wool is beautiful too. And New York! How fab. x

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    1. My grandma taught me to knit too, Collette! She’s the ‘iris’ in ‘iris and edie’! I remember doing a few tea cosies as well! I am rather looking forward to getting stuck into that green wool. and, yes, New York should be good – celebrating the end of school days, a 50th (my husband), 18th and 25th wedding anniversary!

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  3. Yes! I love Wool and the Gang, they do have great patterns and colours. I have just started a ripple wave blanket using a pattern from Pip. I am so pleased that I grasped the pattern as I am a very challenged crocheter!!!

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    1. Love a ripple blanket. So much fun to make once you get the hang of it. I haven’t tried Pip’s pattern – I used the one off attic 24. Good luck with it, Clare!

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      1. Once I got past the first row and worrying that I was not using the correct stitches in the chained row, it is going fine! I often can’t see which stitch I am supposed to crochet into next. Always learning!

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      2. Completely relate to that, Clare! It usually takes me many attempts to get the first row right but once that’s done it’s easy.

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  4. Gorgeous Carolyn! I love the raffia colour, very practical (and pretty). Will be perfect for your NYC trip, how exciting. I’m slowly making a jumper, after my first attempt had to be turned into a cushion cover because of a mistake ;( Hopefully will be done some time this winter! xx

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