Knitting

Have knitting, will travel: At the airport….

Image Details: ‘knit-plane’ by docpop, via Flickr In view of our impending relocation to SA, I have been doing a little research into knitting on planes. There seems to be a plethora of beliefs when it comes to this pastime, and nobody can seem to agree on the answer, as a quick search on the…

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Tidy up time…

Image Details: ‘Womble’ by pigpogm, via Flickr The Wombles of Wimbledon did a mean line in tidying up. Cutting around the Common, collecting and recycling other people’s rubbish: what better way to encourage a generation of children to keep their rooms spick and span? Created by author Elisabeth Beresford, Wombles live in every country in…

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From Ewe to Yarn: Short back and sides.

Image details: ‘Warning Sheep!’, by pearsongraphics, via Flickr Sheep shearing and wool production has been an important part of the UK’s sheep industry for the past 6000 years. Sheep are usually sheared at the beginning of the summer months, as they no longer naturally moult, to prevent them overheating in the warm weather. For many…

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Handmade Birthday goodness!

Image Details: ‘Birthday cake’ by 3liz4, via Flickr So, there was a birthday at Shinybees HQ last week. Birthdays are always good news, because they generally involve cake and presents (and we’ll ignore the whole getting older bit in a blur of gin induced happiness) and I had plenty of both, minus the gin, unfortunately….

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Count me in!

Image Details: ‘counter on a zipper’ by pinprick, via Flickr The knitting row counter is a device for keeping tally of how many rows have been completed when hand knitting. It can also be used to track the number of increases and decreases made during a pattern. The first on-needle knitting row counters were seen…

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Save the youth, knit a hoodie…

Image Details: ‘Hoodie’ by Davharuk, via Flickr Nowadays, the humble hoodie, rather than being a utilitarian item of clothing, is often villified as the uniform of choice for the feral ‘yoof’ of Britain. This reputation is perhaps a little unfair: yes, a lot of young people choose to wear one, but then so does my…

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Welcome to the jungle…

We got fun n games! But this post has nothing to do with Axl Rose and co and everything to do with Shinybabytobee’s latest and coolest handmade gift to date – a Kenana ‘Knitter Critter’ Lion.¬† This was a gift from one of the Stitchettes at Knit Club (who may or may not have ‘outed’…

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The first rule of Knit Club is….

Image details – knitted cake by freeformbyprudence, via Flickr Don’t talk about Knit Club! I think I might get this made up into a slogan t-shirt, along with ‘Knitting is not just for Nanas’ or some other suitably informative knitting-related cliches. There is a clandestine ‘stitch and bitch’ going on in the Chateau Shinybees¬† locality,…

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