Craft Philosophy

Day 4: A knitter for all seasons?

Image Details: ‘My cunning plan comes together’ by wifebot, via Flickr. This is an excellent and timely topic to be writing about today, one with which I feel inspired to make a triumphant return to my usual witty repartee. That is because I am British, and therefore obsessed with the weather. I didn’t realise that…

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Wippin’ Piccadilly

Image Details: ‘Map of Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway System, Manchester Victoria Station’, by mrrobertwade (wadey), via Flickr. “Once upon a time, not too long go, we took a day out in Manchester, We all fall down, there’s not enough hours in our day.” On 13 April, 1998, Gomez’s ‘Bring it On’ was released. ‘Whippin’ Piccadilly’…

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You can take our acrylic…

But you’ll never take our freeeeeeeedddddoooommm! Image Details: ‘brave heart’ by lcampos37, via Flickr. It all started with a little TV appearance on BBC Breakfast by Lauren, aka Deadly Knitshade of Stitch London fame, who appeared at a fairly ungodly hour to chat about knitting. She cracked on with a rather bright scarf, maintaining a…

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Damask of Doom: A knitter’s curse?

Image Details: ‘Lil’ devil hat’ by thomasina, via Flickr. Do you ever get that feeling, when you start a project, that you are a bit doomed to failure? Like there is some celestial force which just does not want you to finish it. Bad joo joo if you will? That the craft karma fairy is…

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Project paralysis

Image Details: ‘Tied to a Chair’ by Hanna-, via Flickr. Twitter keeps happily reminding me how many days/hours it is until Christmas. As I have mentioned countless times on here, I love Christmas. Nothing pleases me more than rebelliously putting the Christmas tree up in the last couple of days of November. Any excuse to…

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Knitting Perfectionists Anonymous

Image Details: The T-shirt, by pladys, via Flickr CAVEAT: Not my T-Shirt/assets! Ok, so it doesn’t quite have the same ring as Alcoholics Anonymous, but I think there are other people out there (yes, you, I’m talking to you, don’t look at the floor feeling a bit uncomfortable, you know who you are) who are…

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