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EZ, she don't say that stuff for nothing...

Starting the yoke of a great stranded yarn sweater from Drops Designs has rather brought home the advice which Elizabeth Zimmerman gives in "Knitting Without Tears"

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D'oh - Looks like I've got RSI

In my blog on Saturday I made a casual remark about developing RSI. By Tuesday afternoon I was sitting in the emergency room of a large London hospital

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A really clever web page for Fair Isle design

Wondering around the Internet to give my hand a rest from this morning's knitting, I came across a really simple but effective aid for planning Fair Isle designs

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I'm in a spin...

I'm enjoying knitting so much that - along with my preference for natural worsted and chunky yarn - has got me thinking about spinning.

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Joining a new skein the EZ way

My current bedtime reading is Elizabeth Zimmerman's "Knitting Without Tears". I came across her method for joining a new skein of yarn while knitting, without making a knot.

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Knit Picks Options Circular Needles

I've been meaning to rave about Knit Picks Options interchangeable needles, which I've used for my last project and the one I'm working on at the moment.

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Raglan decreases for sweaters

I've just finished my first experience of raglan decreases on a sweater and I'm hooked.

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The "Uber-sweater" Project

Imagine you were going to have to create the sweater to end all sweaters. A real guys' sweater, in a really big (super) bulky/chunky yarn, meeting the following criteria:

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I Knit London LYS

I managed to call into "I Knit London" yarn store this afternoon, now that they moved to their new location next to Waterloo Station last Saturday

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Yarn review - New Lanark Aran and DK

British readers (and people who don't mind shipping their yarn around the world) could be interested in New Lanark yarns made in an historic mill in Scotland (see: www.newlanarkshop.co.uk/shop.php?view=page&page=43 [link opens in a new window]).

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