Author Archives: WoollyDaze Too

The gentle art of letting go

There has, this weekend, been some tinking in the Woollydaze Too household. No, not thinking, I mean wholesale unravelling to the point where ‘knitting’ is an overly complex description. Let me elaborate. I have/had a cardigan that I have/had been … Continue reading

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Tofty bobbles

Hello, WoollyDaze Too here… WoollyDaze promised you wool, and wool you shall have. More specifically, you shall have alpaca. Cast your minds back to last summer, when Woollydaze suggested that we visit Toft Alpacas. (What do you mean you don’t … Continue reading

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Advent, noun: the arrival of a notable person or thing

As soon as WoollyDaze and her husband announced they were expecting, I knew that Little Woolly should, one day, have an Aunty-made advent calendar of his very own (with the expectation that it be shared with future siblings). I also … Continue reading

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Noro lorra people know that*

I have to confess, as did WoollyDaze, to being an enthusiastic sock knitter (it’s me that’s enthusiastic, not the socks). My initiation began with Wendy Johnson’s double eyelet rib socks pattern (if you’re going to start turning heels, why not … Continue reading

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Rainbow roll

Let us be clear from the outset: while I made a gathered skirt that I never, ever wore in home economics lessons at school (or outside home economics lessons at school), and can thread a sewing machine if the mechanics … Continue reading

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FO: Ishbel the fourth

I don’t like to think of myself as a follower of trends, but I am a fan of well written knitting patterns. Every once in a while a pattern is published that persists, and is reviewed favourably (7852 projects on … Continue reading

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FO: Chasing rainbows socks

The British (and in particular the English) are often accused of choosing to talk about the weather: do forgive me if I mention the rain last week. Throughout July, England was bathed in glorious sunshine for day after day, but … Continue reading

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