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Taking Time

In the last twelve months or so I have started to gain an appreciation for Taking Time. Although (hand-) knitting probably isn’t the fastest craft known to man as it is, I have never shied away from projects that take a particularly long time to complete, such as this… 779 more words

Knitting

Mending My Jeans

I finally gave into fashion a couple days ago when I went ahead and purchased a pair of ‘Boyfriend jeans’. In case you’ve never heard of those, they’re pretty baggy jeans that fold up until a few inches above the ankle. 197 more words

Textile

What would your mother do? Make do!

What can one mom even do to make a difference?

We moms need to know this.

This is a short series about all the huge little things moms do. 315 more words

Wisdom

Progress being made

In a way I’m quite pleased the temperatures have dropped to a more typical Springtime coolness. I’ve been quite content to snuggle in my poncho and listen to my current audio book; the very enjoyable ‘Various Pets Alive and Dead’ by Marina Lewycka (stories about a commune called Solidarity Hall up in the North in the late 1960s, read by the excellent Sian Thomas? 131 more words

Crochet

Motivations for Repair

Today is Fashion Revolution Day, and like last year, I’d like to spend some time thinking about all those expert skills hiding behind all those cheap clothes we expect to see on The High Street. 648 more words

Knitting

How to Skin a Lion Challenge: The Conclusion

Over the last few months I have been blogging about my challenge to try out some of the outmoded advice in my upcoming book How to Skin a Lion… 468 more words

Books