Today is a New Sock Day

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I finished knitting these lovelies, whilst I was away on holiday, but wasn’t in any rush to sew in the ends at the time.  We were, as you know, having lots of lovely sandal weather and I was waiting for a pair of birthday shoes.  My children had ordered them in time, but sadly, they were out of stock and we were advised of a six to eight week delay.

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Stupid Hands! – The Explanation

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So why don’t my hands work?

It’s a bit of a long story that actually begins with The Tour of Britain, which kicks off today and runs until the 11th of September.  For those of you that don’t know,  it’s an 8 day event, that will see some of the world’s top riders, race on UK roads in British Cycling’s premier road cycling event.

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Stupid Hands!

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They’re working hands, battered and worn, there are scars on most of the digits and a callous on my right palm.  My nails, whilst long for me, are so soft you can bend all of them bar my thumb ones, back, without it hurting.  The skin, is always dry, no matter how much hand cream I apply and it curls up and dies, from contact dermatitis if I touch certain liquids. They’re a little tanned at the moment from the Summer sun, with freckles that have joined up to form larger freckles.  These will become the age spots, I hope fascinate my grandchildren one day.

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Knitting Libran – Part 1

 

2016-07-20 19.13.18Talking with Siún Carden several months ago about her proposed design, I was thrilled at the prospect of a project that could be knitted with handspun yarn.  With our emails travelling backwards and forwards, we quickly agreed on the design and Siún, whose a spinner herself, decided to produce the yarn as well.

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