scarves and cowls

Scarves and Cowls by Fiona Goble || my life in knitwear

Well Autumn has officially arrived and knitters minds automatically turn to cosy knits for working on and wearing through the chillier months – bliss! What better project than a scarf or cowl to welcome in the new season and Fiona Goble has covered both bases in her fab new book simply titled, Scarves and Cowls. I’ve featured Fiona’s work… 

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frankentomato & ricotta tart

Frankentomato Original || my life in knitwear

Last Saturday Mr K gathered up the last of the tomatoes from our balcony plants and look at them… …they are the Frankensteins of tomatoes appearing to have been stitched together. This is my favourite: I’m guessing they have split and healed themselves leaving these incredible scars but any idea why this happens? The harvest was… 

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catching up

Yarn in the City - Great London Yarn Crawl || my life in knitwear

It’s been a crazy few days at My Life in Knitwear topped off with a wonderful surprise – I woke up on Friday morning to news that I’ve been included in The Handmade Fair #Handmade100 list as nominated and voted for by my followers on Twitter. I vaguely remember a nomination back in July so it… 

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Sockupied Fall 2014 || my life in knitwear

You may have noticed I like knitting socks and usually have at least one pair on the go, okay two, three it is then, alright alright it’s four at the moment! Being such an avid sock fan I jumped at the chance to have a flick through the Fall edition of Interweave’s Sockupied e-mag and write… 

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the year in books: september

The Goldfinch unfinished || my life in knitwear

It was so lovely spending time on holiday reading for pleasure again. I’d forgotten just how much I love getting stuck into a book and losing myself for a few hours/days/weeks! We made it through most of the pile of books taken to Corfu with us. The Maigret books got a ‘so-so’ okay review. The… 

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loom band it

Loom Band It, fishtail bracelet || my life in knitwear

Do you keep finding these brightly coloured elastic bands around your home? Back in February I took a job copyediting a book about a new crafting craze on the horizon called ‘loom banding’. It was completely new to me and yet 6 months later loom bands are everywhere! The book titled, ‘Loom Band It’ by Kat… 

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Big bowl of popcorn || my life in knitwear

The highlight in last weeks otherwise (mostly) thankless week was that I won a prize! A gorgeous parcel from the Cornish creamery Rodda’s arrived following a giveaway on the Belleau Kitchen blog and was jam-packed with clotted cream, custard, butter and other goodies. If ever a prize was made just for me, this was it! Me… 

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