Knitting while fat
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Knitting while fat

Hey, so… I’m fat. I don’t use the F word to garner sympathy or in hope someone will declare me to be anything but fat. I use it because that’s what I am and I’m ok with that. Most of the time people feel the only way to respond to such a blunt statement is to throw other adjectives at me; I’m curvy, squishy, plus-size, big boned… I’ve heard them all and to be quite frank about the whole thing……

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On The Needles
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On The Needles

I am usually very monogamous when it comes to my knitting projects; I set my focus on one thing and knit until it’s done. But somehow I’ve managed to end up with three on the needles and it’s all just a blur of yarn at the moment. First up is the Mazzy cardigan that I cast on at the start of March as a gift for Mum. Any large garments I’ve knitted in the past has always been constructed top-down,…

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Brioche of the yarnish variety
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Brioche of the yarnish variety

For a while now I’ve had a little checklist of things I’d like to try out when it comes to knitting. Knit a sweater? Check. Knit a stuffed toy? Check! Knit something using two-colour brioche stitch? Well that’s what I’m working on right now and it’s kinda fun! I’m working on a lovely large shawl called Briochealicious as a KAL (knit-a-long) with a friend and I’ve just about finished the first brioche section. The resulting material is so squishy and…

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Yarn problems
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Yarn problems

When I first started knitting I was very much a ‘I want to knit that… let me pick a yarn for it’ type person. I think most people are? It’s the logical approach, in my opinion. But somewhere along the line I turned into a ‘Oh my god this yarn is gorgeous I must buy all the colours and I’ll think of something to knit with it later!’ I think that’s a natural progression into the obsession of knitting, right?…

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A squishy squash
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A squishy squash

Having not bought myself a pumpkin last weekend, I decided to knit one instead. I think it turned out rather well. Cooper decided he liked it too (but I managed to rescue my little squash after I snapped a photo)

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