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Venison stew and balls of wool

28 Feb

Comfort=wool+ stew20150228-200554.jpg Today’s haul from Little Woollie: 14 balls of Drops Big Delight for a cardigan (see above) and a pile of jolly coloured Jarol Heritage DK, which I swear by.



Polenta and venison stew with chestnuts from Knole and venison from Allens butchers in Mayfair.



Trying to decide what’s on the menu for our popup cafe at next weekend’s Vintage Social. Thinking soups, pulled pork rolls, quiche, maybe pizza, alongside the usual biccies, cakes and bread.

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Incipient addiction to crochet

6 Dec

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I’ve always wanted to crochet. I find the textures wonderful. I’ve tried following books and you tube clips but always ended up with a dispiriting knotted mess. Instead of all that rubbish I’m taking a short course at Little Woollie in Shortlands. It’s wonderful. Tips that really helped…. Seeing how to hold the work, making a chain with a hook 1/2 size bigger so it’s easier to then get the proper size hook into, use pale yarn to get started because you can see the stitches better…I can dc and tr and I think I’ve invented a few special stitches too.
I am carrying crochet round and practising on the tube, in the train, waiting outside school, …. I’m going to take a knitting course next and finally learn how to do more than knit one, knit one, …