Author Archives: amy j

About amy j

temporarily retired at 32, motivating myself to get off the sofa with a series of challenges...

There will always be sheep….

…the observant amongst you will have noticed that I didn’t complete our challenge in May – designing. I had ideas. I had plans. And I bottled it. I’m sure I will get to the designing stage at some point, but … Continue reading

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From handspun to shawl…

Hello there? Remember me?! I’ve been M.I.A entertaining visitors for the last couple of weeks, lots of fun, not much knitting! It’s been very good for my elbows though, and I’m back in action again now, with a project to … Continue reading

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Parallelelelelelellel…

Despite my lack of activity around here of late, I have actually been knitting. Far too mcuh in fact. My right elbow is now protesting, I idiotically kept knitting through the slightly tingly-numb phase, and am into a full on … Continue reading

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Filling my head with sparkles….

You may not have noticed in the original May challenge post, but I’m the rumbler who doesn’t already have any designing under her belt. I’ve adapted other people’s patterns, and even free-form crocheted a Manatee, but I’m yet to make … Continue reading

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A visitor…

Now I live in a lovely neighbourhood, so I wasn’t too upset this morning when I found the back door ajar. That was until I noticed that someone had been rummaging through the book-shelves. Wierd. Hang on, who is that … Continue reading

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David Bowie vs Tom Cruise

Oooh, by the skin of my teeth I’m squeezing in one last game-knitting project. The wonderful hat Julianna made for me inspired me to erm….. copy her completely! (Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery as they say!). So, I … Continue reading

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Tweet-tastic

Remember back when Emily introduced the game-knitting challenge? Being a big fam of Lee Meredith I was very excited (I have three of her patterns on the needles at the moment, tragic isn’t it?). Well, along with a hat from … Continue reading

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