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Wovember Words: Pratchett

We do like a good Pratchett, and the blanket!

Wovember

Thank you so much to WOVEMBER reader KATA, who wanted to contribute a little nod to knitting from the late Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series.

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I have been re-reading the Discworld novels and although Terry Pratchett does not seem to have had a soft spot for sheep, there is this episode in Carpe Jugulum:

‘Yeah,’ said Nanny, in what Agnes thought was an odd tone of voice. ‘Just as well, really. Let’s go. Oh, I thought we might need these…’

She fumbled in the bottomless storeroom of her knickerleg and produced a couple of pairs of socks so thick that they could have stood up by themselves.

‘Lancre wool,’ she said. ‘Our Jason knits ’em of an evenin’ and you know what strong fingers he’s got. You could kick your way through a wall.’

The heather ripped fruitlessly at the wire-like wool as the women hurried over the moor. There…

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Remembrance Sunday

Poppies are everywhere at this time of year, and with good reason.  Everybody knows, or should know, the significance of a poppy and why they are worn.  However, there has been building controversy over these symbols of remembrance; who is or isn't wearing a poppy, which side it should be worn on, where the leaf should… Continue reading Remembrance Sunday

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We've been a little bit quiet recently, and with good reason!  Binty has been buying in the kitchen and with crafty things, Little P has been busy with the sheep, and everything is all go.  All we need to do now is put it into words and pictures for all you lovely people; watch this… Continue reading