Sunday, 22 February 2015

A Pint and a Jumper: Knitting meets 70s Britain

What have I started?

My ever present urge to organise things has driven me to sort through a pile of retro knitting patterns, purchased quite some time ago in a charity shop in Canterbury. I started going through the bundle last week. Instead of discarding some of the patterns, in order to thin out the pile, as I had originally envisaged, I'm beginning to feel that I'm sitting on something akin to a social history of the British Isles in knitwear. 

My pattern collection went from trash to treasure in the space of an afternoon. It's now obviously impossible to throw any of them away. Far from it, I'm actually considering how best to preserve these glimpses into a not so distant past.

One of the most amusing pieces in my collection is the pattern below.

Handknitting meets Life on Mars 

Friday, 20 February 2015

Damson Jam Recipe

Back in September, I promised to publish my recipe for damson jam. Nearly six months later, I finally managed to find the time to write it up: 




Sunday, 15 February 2015

Knitting is a Slippery Slope

Welcome to the "wonderful" world of vintage knitting patterns, British vintage knitting patterns, to be precise...




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