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Casting off for the very last time …

The Aylesford Knitting Group will meet in Soo’s kitchen for the very last time this evening for a real ‘casting off’ as Soo heads north for Lincoln on Friday and lots more knitting in The Barn.

Best wishes everyone and thank you from the very bottom of my knitting stash for all the laughs and gossip and all the things you have taught me about knitting and much more besides!

Soo x

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Watch this space for knitting news from Lincoln, very soon!

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Knitting Fun in the Woollen Woods

Download.htmlThe Eden Arts team are working in partnership with the National Trust to create a large-scale outdoor art exhibition, featuring hundreds of woodland themed WOOLLEN artworks! The Woollen Woods exhibition opens on 12th April and they are currently inviting people to submit artworks for it. The exhibition will be installed in a woodland setting in the grounds of Sizergh Castle.

The exhibition aims to raise awareness of ‘The Campaign for Wool’, promote wool craftartists’ workand encourage people to try it for themselves.

Anyone interested in getting involved can find entry details here: www.canopyart.co.uk.

There are some gorgeous patterns and photos of previous knitted artworks on the website.  Here’s just one for you to enjoy!

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My first “Dr Who” scarf of 2014

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Much like the one worn by the actor, Tom Baker, in the vintage TV series of Dr Who, here’s my first completed hand knitted Dr Who scarf of 2014.

I love knitting these over-long scarves.  It means you can get a real knitting hit whenever you need one.  I always have at least one scarf on the go.  Contrary to popular opinion (!) the stripes and colours are not simply random.  I follow the ‘official’  original BBC patterns as closely as possible.  I get a great sense of satisfaction each time I finish a scarf, sewing in the ends and attaching the rainbow tassels.  Then I find I miss the scarf and I have to start knitting the next one!

Here goes!

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Yes! We’re knitting tonight!

Just in case you were wondering … the Aylesford Knitting Group will be meeting tonight, usual time and place.  It’s our first meeting of the New Year, so let’s share our knitting resolutions.  My number one plan is to work through my WIPs without starting too many new projects.  Let’s see how long that lasts!  Oops!  I fear I may already have broken that particular resolution.

Never mind.  As I always say – you’re not a proper knitter until you have at least 9 or 10 projects on the go at once!

A tea cosy for a keen gardener?

A tea cosy for a keen gardener?