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Mug o' Mine

There is a small chain of yarn shops in NZ which this past year sponsored our Knitters' Weekend. As a follow-up they issued this mug - I wonder if they were thinking of me?

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Jamieson & Smith Knitting Wools

For those of you who knit the 4-ply stranded patterns, where do you source your knitting wools?

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Addi Turbo Cro-Needle

Here is the latest addition to my tool box. It's the Addi Turbo Cro-Needle. It is a 2.5 mm crochet hook on one end of the cable and a 3.25 mm knitting needle on the other.

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Help with DPN Stitches

I am working on a jumper using DPN's; I now remember why I always avoided them in the past. But, it's not an option with this project so I have to persevere.

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Tingwall Jumper

This is my latest garment, just off the jumper board -and, just in time for spring and summer so I'll have to wait to wear it until next year.

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My Apologies

I just had a look at the attachments to my latest 3 blog entries and I see the photos are the size of a house. I didn't realise it when I up-loaded them.

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Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting - Book

Here it is - the grandpappy of Fair Isle knitting books by the grand dame (she should be given an OBE for this work!) of Fair Isle knitting herself: Alice Starmore.

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The Celtic Collection - Book

Another Alice Starmore book is The Celtic Collection - 25 Knitwear Designs for Men and Women; hardcover, 1992; 144 pages; out of print.

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Tudor Roses - Book

Recently I purchased a number of knitting books. This one is Tudor Roses by Alice Starmore; 1998; soft cover; 126 pages; out of print now.

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New Video Podcast

I just discovered this new video podcast today. The focus is teaching a newby to knit.

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