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Just to see if pictures upload directly using Windows Live Writer(eta – hurrah, it worked, that makes blogging so much easier! No more uploading to photohosting sites and finding links)

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Handspun baby silk and camel, dyed by Freyalyn, bought at Wonderwool last year.

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New blog

The time has come to start blogging again. For the past few years I’ve been pretty much exclusively knitting and spinning, but I’m starting to branch out into some sewing, and weaving is a distinct possibility for the future.

I learnt to knit when I was at primary school, I think my Nan probably taught me, although it could have been my Mum – actually it was probably a combination of both, thinking about it. I made clothes for my dolls and later some 80s acrylic monstrosities, a batwing sleeve jumper knitted from cuff to cuff springs to mind, as well as a cardigan which would have fitted two of me by the time I’d finished it. I stopped when I went to University, and apart from a couple of baby jumpers didn’t knit again until New Year 2006, when some friends who had just learnt to knit came to stay. I picked up the needles to see if I could remember how to do it, and haven’t put them down since.

You can see what I’ve made between then and now on Ravelry, here.

About 18 months ago two friends and I went to Wingham Wool Work for three days, staying in their cottage, and learnt to spin on wheels (I’d already had a go at a spindle, but decided that I didn’t have the patience), I came home with a Kromski Sonata and the beginnings of my fibre stash, which has grown just a little bit (!) since then. There are photos of our time at Wingham here.

Recently I’ve started sewing again, but that deserves a post of its own.

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