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About a Bear

The need for fun.  Something to make us smile.  The ability to take away needless worry about little things that don’t matter.  And, juxtaposed to this, helping to make the seriousness of life threatening realities, just disappear for a brief moment. Knitting has become an outlet for me which addresses both of these scenarios.  I […]

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The Influence of Nature

You can tell it is the start of the new school year.  I find myself back here again in front of the computer’s keyboard.   An empty house, void of the resonance of little people (and a larger one!)  Just the occasional moans and groans emitting from an arthritic dog, as he changes position to get […]

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It’s On its Way

“It’s on its way!”  A phrase that has become synonymous with me throughout my life.  This is quite simply because I have never been all that good at getting presents and cards to people on time.  “It’s on its way”, I say sheepishly, as yet another birthday or Christmas goes by.  Let’s take Mother’s Day […]

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A Message from MI6

So an interesting thing happened to me the other day which I’d like to share with you.  I received a covert request from MI6 of all places.  Yes indeed, gasp you may, when you realise that their Head of Services required a jumper knitting.  Can you believe it?  I mean, I couldn’t.  And the manner in which […]

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The December Race Ends

Here we are approaching the end of 2018 and like many others of the human race, I too have been racing!  It is a crazy time of year isn’t it.  Excess is everywhere   We consume too much food and drink.  Spend too much money (that we often don’t have).  And we race to every which where in […]

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Feeling Cool with The Gang

I love September.  The changing of seasons with the Autumn beginning to creep in with all her colour, sun beginning to lower and allowing all below to bathe in such beautiful light and shadow.  The weather almost in two minds as to know if she should cling on to those last few days of summer warmth, or let […]

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Chief WIP

A newbie knitter like me has been enlightened learning a new knitting language all of its own.  It really feels like decoding secrets and for me is all part of the fun.  Part of the challenge is figuring out what all the symbols/abbreviations mean.  Then, satisfyingly putting them into practice in the most hands on […]

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Thank yous with Novelty Knits

We’ve reached that time again when our children have completed another year at school and all are ready for that 6 week summer holiday.  For our two boys, it also marks the end of their time with each of their teachers, as they individually move upwards into their next classes, and for one in particular a new […]

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Help I’ve got “Knitter’s Hand”!!

I have been knitting constantly.  Passionately.  Lovingly.  Obsessively?…….for months and months.  However my body is telling me to slow down.  Through my own self diagnosis I have developed what I like to call “Knitter’s Hand”.  Now firstly, I will point out, that as far as I am aware there is no such condition in the text books.  No no, […]

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Much Love from Us Lot Up North

I am very lucky.  I am the youngest of four girls and am proud to say, although naturally not mirror images of each other, we are still close.  For all our differences, there are of course many similarities.  I think us girls agree, we are all uncomfortable with confrontation.  We reflect on events and act accordingly and don’t […]

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