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Death by double knitting (Rousse)

The members of my old running group were gathering in the gym. When I spotted the SEB joking with them I found it it very difficult to resist the urge to strangle her with a length of purple double knitting … Continue reading

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A purple lacy fluffy cardigan (Rousse)

EM was struggling to finish knitting a purple fluffy cardigan. She was concerned that she was dropping stitches all over the place. ‘Don’t worry’, I said, with hope in my voice. ‘Nobody will notice. You’ve just created an original lacy … Continue reading

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Mid-air knitter stalked by elderly couple on flight to the UK from Thailand (Rousse)

I must have broken several international laws on board the flight from Thailand back to the UK: I carried a sharp three inch needle in my hand luggage I looped the yarn from my ball of blue wool to the … Continue reading

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Birthday beanie hats (Rousse)

I had forgotten all about my latest knitting project until I saw GB walk past the bus depot on Annandale Street. I resolved get to work on the beanie hat that I had promised to knit for her birthday, and … Continue reading

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Sisters, a crop top, a wooden dinosaur, a knitted kangeroo, and a Christmas lunch invitation (Rousse)

I mentioned to my sister S that it was probably not a good idea to go out in a crop top. It was a cold day. In addition, ‘Madonna circa 1986’ was no longer a good look in 2015. My … Continue reading

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Watching Wimbledon with wool and whelks (Rousse)

I was an intern for a large multinational company. They didn’t really know what to do with me, so I ended up staffing the main reception desk with a team of young men dressed in black trousers, dark grey shirts … Continue reading

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A beautiful pale pink backless cotton-silk top finds a new home (Rousse)

I was sorting through my mother’s knitting and found a lovely unworn pale pink backless cotton-silk top. I knew just the person for this exclusive handmade garment: my friend NP.

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Sting beats Mick Jagger in conversation competition (Rousse)

Sting was giving his full attention to AD, but I didn’t mind because I knew that my turn would come eventually. I made myself comfortable knitting on the sofa listening to Eddie Mair in the second half of Radio 4’s … Continue reading

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James Bond and a hand-knit metallic jumper surprise (Rousse)

HH opened the massive cardboard box that she’d brought on her visit. “Just a few presents” she announced as I spied the beautiful hand-knitted string jumpers in a dazzling array of metallic colours. I grabbed a golden one and pulled … Continue reading

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Unique knitting patterns for all (Rousse)

I made an important scientific discovery: each human hand has a unique print. My left hand print, for example, represented the finest Belgian lace. In contrast my right one comprised two sections, the top half littered with random islamic symbols … Continue reading

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