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Although I am a self-confessed homebody and enjoy a pretty quiet life, I do miss the informal meet-ups and chats over tea or wine that have become impossible due to the COVID-19 pandemic lock-down. So I thought I would pop by for an impromptu extra episode of Mrs M’s Scrapbook. This bonus episode sees me in [...]

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The second instalment of Mrs M’s Scrapbook is now live, and this month it comes from the fabric chest and wool pantry. I had wanted to make a start on a couple of tailoring projects this year: Merchant & Mill’s Strand Coat and Closet Case Pattern’s Jasika Jacket, but I’ve been in a bit of sewing funk [...]

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Episode 18: Experimenting

Episode 18 of the podcast is now live. The podcasts will be available on iTunes, PlayerFM and other podcast catchers within 24 hours. As always, you can find me on Instagram and Ravelry. Nylon-free sock experiment update In this episode I report on the first two years of my sock experiment. In year one I knit test pairs [...]

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Instalment one of Mrs M’s Scrapbook is now live. This scrapbook starts in the garden for very specific reasons.  Although gardening is not the first activity people think of when we mention craft or making, for me it is very much an act of slow creative making. A canvas on which I can enquire about and work [...]

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New year, new plans

Last year there were highs and lows in the garden. Most of the highs were in the spring and early summer, with the lush growth of leafy green vegetables, beans and cucumbers and the joyous colours of the foxgloves and calendula. By late summer though most of the garden was off limits due to builders [...]

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Episode 17 of the podcast is now live. The podcasts will be available on iTunes, PlayerFM and other podcast catchers within 24 hours. As always, you can find me on Instagram and Ravelry. First I want to express my heartfelt thanks for all the support for the first issue of the Mrs M’s Curiosity Cabinet, which is now [...]

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The pamphlet is here

After weeks of squeezing extra pockets of time and headspace out of my day, the new addition to my Curiosity Cabinet is now available: the first issue of the Mrs M’s Curiosity Cabinet pamphlet.  As I explained in Episode 16 of the podcast, this pamphlet is a collection of essays intended to pick up where [...]

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Episode 16 of the podcast went live on 7 October 2019 but my blog has kindly decided to lose the show notes, I suspect following a migration of service I never requested. For completeness and ease of reference I’ve therefore reproduced a slightly truncated set of show notes. The podcasts is available on iTunes, PlayerFM and other podcast [...]

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The latest episode of my podcast is now live. The podcasts will also be available on iTunes, PlayerFM and other podcast catchers within the next 24 hours. As always, I can be found on Instagram and Ravelry. There is also a Ravelry Group for the Mrs M’s Curiosity Cabinet podcast. Product and process knitting Prompted by some online [...]

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In Memoriam mitts

Winter is a tough time and not just because cold weather and low light levels aggravate pain and exhaustion. I lost my parents in late winter – Mum died 14 years ago today and Dad just over eight years ago – so this time of year always involves a sense of loss. My parents, however, [...]

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