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Barbara Longley
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  • Bracknell in Berkshire
  • United Kingdom

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Bracknell in Berkshire, England
About Me:
I am retired, and live in Bracknell in Berkshire, England, near to Windsor and Ascot with my 2 adult sons and our 2 Scotties Maisie & Macintosh.
I learnt all my knitting and crochet skills from my gran and mother.
I started spinning in the 1990s, but didn’t keep it up. I have recently got the spinning wheel and fleece down from the loft and haven’t stopped spinning since. This has lead to me taking up knitting again. I’ve got to do something with the growing wool mountain!!!
My concentration and attention span has gone downhill as I’ve got older, so I like knitting little things these days.
I bought an Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom for myself at Christmas and haven't stopped making scarves since.
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Barbara's Blog - Take Two

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 6:52am 3 Comments

I've just done my Blog and somehow managed to lose the lot, so here I go for another attempt. I had the same problem as before in that after 5 photos, it wouldn't let me add any more, so we shall see what happens this time.

First of all I would like to thank those of you who left such kind messages on my last Blog. It was very much appreciated and to know that I have such caring friends on this site.

I don't plan to show any scarves this time for a change!!

My first…


Barbara's Blog - Scarves and more Scarves

Posted on August 22, 2011 at 7:22am 5 Comments

Although I haven't had time to do my blog, I did manage some time to have a look at everybody elses and you all seem to be doing such exciting things, especially the quilters.

When I rounded up all my 'makes', I discovered that I too had been quite productive without actually realising it.

The past 2 months have been centred around my elder son (both sons still live at home with me) having an Iliostomy, so times have been very fraught, but now he seems to be making good…


Barbara's Blog - Catching Up

Posted on May 5, 2011 at 5:10am 5 Comments

It seems absolutely ages since I last had time to do a Blog. It's been all vets, hospitals,doctors, Hay Fever, bad hips and terrible tiredness.

I did manage to get some knitting done, and a bit of weaving, but I am not quite up to date with the photographing of all my makes yet.

This is the Leonora…


Barbara's Blog - Buying More Goodies Again

Posted on February 11, 2011 at 4:30am 8 Comments

Just when you think you have more than enough of everything, you see something else you would like. My first purchase was carded Sari Silk which I had been trying to find for ages. It arrived in a huge carded sheet of glorious colours. I couldn't resist having a little spin straight away, and it was incredibly easy to spin really finely. I haven't got any plans for it yet. It would probably look just as good and go further, plied with a plain coloured wool. I'm not even sure what to make…


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At 6:17am on March 17, 2011, Tamara Sutton said…
Hello again! I actually don't have an ironing board, but I don't have anywhere to put that either. I'm waiting for one of my two oldest kids to move out so I can turn one of their rooms into my craft room. But who knows when that will happen! Have a good day!
At 6:16am on March 16, 2011, Tamara Sutton said…
Hi Barbara! It's going good. I haven't worked on it in for a few weeks but I'm going to set it back up this weekend. it's kinda hard since the only place I can put it is on my kitchen table. I really like it just been plaing with it, doing the patterns that came with it. Thanks for asking :)
At 8:50am on January 15, 2011, Debra Phifer said…
You do some lovely work. I love your swan doily and those children's socks with the pockets are adorable. I have never seen a spinning wheel such as yours. It looks like a giant drop spindle. Is it easy to use? I am thinking of buying one. I had an Ashley, but gave it to a 4H group. I got frustrated with it, but now there is a woman near by who teaches spinning and weaving. And after joining this group I kind-of got the fever again. Looking forward to getting to know you.
At 11:08am on July 9, 2010, Tamara Sutton said…
Hello Barbara! Thanks for your comment! I just ordered the USM deluxe model yesterday and I had a coupon for 50% off, so I got it for a good price. Whatever my first project is I'll be sure to post the results! -Tamara
At 9:15am on June 18, 2010, PickleSue said…
Barbara- That's a terrific idea to use that doily pattern for a beret! I hadn't thought of it- but it would be really cute. -Peggy
At 3:57pm on December 7, 2009, Knit4Many said…
Your doing so much better than I am in blogging department. I am trying so hard to catch up on my Christmas knitting. Maybe I will find time this week to post something. I really enjoy reading your blog though. Hope you had a good Monday.-Knit
At 7:12am on December 4, 2009, Capergal said…
Thank you for not thinking I am old....there are days when I feel a lot older than 45....LOL....and now because I am knitting... a lot of my friends say I fit right in to the catagory of
Hope you have a wonderful day!
At 8:49pm on December 3, 2009, Capergal said…
Hi Barbara,
The picture is of me and my 4-year-old grandson Campbell ...he is a sweetie...The picture was taken October 12th of this year...Thanksgiving dinner and 46th anniversary for my parents at my house.
At 6:47pm on November 30, 2009, KnitterGirl39 said…
Thanks for writing on my wall. It is nice to hear from others. That is neat how the pattern of a block in my afghan is the same as a sweater you wore 60 yrs ago. Small world and timeless. :)
At 10:28am on November 28, 2009, Jenny said…
Thanks for adding me as a friend Barbara!! I look forward to hearing more about your hats!! Feel free to check out my hat blog! ;-)

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