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A day in the life – 5KCBWDAY1

Today marks the launch of the 5th annual knitting and crochet blog week, organised by Eskimimi Makes.  I have been looking forward to joining in with this since I started my blog, and I’ve found so many new blogs this way myself.  Everybody who’s joining in with post about the same topic on the same day.  If you search for the collection of letters up there in my title it will bring up other blogs that are participating.

It happens every so often that when I have a day off I have nothing better to do than get crafty.  I had such a day a few weeks ago, and I had the perfect project for that situation – a jumper I was knitting that needing a fair bit of frogging and reknitting.  I was knitting from a vintage pattern called ‘when you’re off duty’, which is part of the digital collection available from the Victoria and Albert museum.  I hadn’t made my armholes quite deep enough, so had to rip the front and back out far enough to add some length before the shoulder shaping.

I started fairly early, and was adding in another repeat on the back with breakfast.

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The back was bound off as I watched the London Marathon,

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and by lunch the front was getting its own attention.

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It was such a lovely day that I finished it off sitting in the garden.

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Then it was time for a quick wash,

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before blocking it out and leaving it to work on another day.

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