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Amigurumi : The fine art of Japanese torture

Alas I’ve never been to Japan, but I have the impression that, as a people, they are somewhat masochistic.  Take foot binding for instance, which resulted in what was called the “lotus foot”.  What looks to our eyes a hideously … Continue reading

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The acceptable face of hoarding

Some people hoard cats.  I’m not one of them, I have only three of the little critters and that’s not hoarding unless you live in a cupboard.  Some people hoard tins and bottles.  These are useful for all those things … Continue reading

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The power of wool

This morning I put on my good jeans (the ones without holes) and prepared to set off for the workshop to induce the contractor to complete my palisade fence though the gentle application of carrot or stick, or both.  There … Continue reading

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This is a Yarnbomb Part 2

The cats gave up their blanket for a good cause.

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Knitters of the world – Beware!

I think it’s very unfair that the media is blaming Australian PM Julia Gillard’s unfortunate job loss on the fact that she was photographed knitting. Sure I thought the whole knitting thing was a very poor PR stunt.  Presumably it … Continue reading

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Knit a beanie for any size head

Here in the southern hemisphere, winter is biting, and although the sun is shining, it gets really cold at night, therefore a beanie is not a luxury, it’s pretty much indispensable.  I searched high and low for pattern for a … Continue reading

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Drunken knitting

A lesson people, this is what happens when you knit moss stitch while enjoying an ice cold cider and simultaneously reading a book.  Multitasking is evil. If I was selling this, I would unravel it, but since it’s an experiment, … Continue reading

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