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‘Knit & Natter’ by House Of Puzzles

‘KNIT & NATTER’

“A cup of tea, a fancy cake and a good old natter are just the job for our knitting group, they might even get some knitting done!”

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THE HOUSE OF PUZZLES

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• The House of Puzzles is a British designer and manufacturer of high quality jigsaw puzzles.

• Our jigsaws feature our own unique and varied puzzle pieces to add to your enjoyment of our puzzles.

• Corporate and own brand puzzles accommodated.

‘Knit & Natter’ is part of the Dellavaird collection of designs.

ARTISTTRACY HALL

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I am an artist and illustrator, born in Cornwall, now living in Orkney, Scotland, where I paint nature in detail.

I work in watercolour, specialising in fine art miniature paintings and illustration work for commercial clients, as well as the occasional private commission as time allows.

I also sell prints, cards, books, and mugs, alongside the original paintings.

Visit me at my website

Check out my blog for all my latest news

IN MY OPINION!

“A cup of tea, a fancy cake and a good old natter are just the job for our knitting group, they might even get some knitting done!”

After reading, my next greatest passion is woolcraft, whether it be knitting or crocheting, so I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to purchase this jigsaw (my third passion!), when it was donated into the charity shop.

There is always an inherent risk when purchasing a second hand jigsaw, that there may be the odd missing piece or two and whilst this would be very frustrating and more than a little annoying, so far I have been extremely lucky. Although to be fair, I always tend to judge whether the jigsaw has been well loved and taken care of by its previous puzzler family!

The puzzle piece selection is varied, with some traditional shaped interlocking pieces, interspersed with several random shaped interlocking pieces and made all the more difficult and intricate, by the many pieces which have no interlocking at all and simply slide into place, being held intact by their neighbouring pieces and shapes

Beware! Some internal pieces also have straight edges, just to confuse you even more, which means that it is almost impossible to complete the entire outside edge of the jigsaw, in the traditional way.

The overall finished effect of the jigsaw, is a vibrant and colour rich scene, with the added interest of several scaled characters, all intimately detailed and full of personality, almost as though I was looking through the shop window at the gathering inside.

This item was purchased by me from the charity shop where I volunteer, supporting my local hospice.

Whilst I personally do not agree with ‘rating’ a purchase, as the overall experience is all a matter of personal taste, which varies from person to person, some review sites do demand a rating value, so when this review is posted to such a site, it will attract a 5 out of 5.

 

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Yvonne

I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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6 comments
  • Whilst not a past time I enjoy (I don’t have the patience) I do admire a good jigsaw. In fact some of them are so good I feel its a shame that more don’t get framed.

    Loving this one, the title of which I must share with the members of my reading group who go to the’Knit and Natter’ sessions held at the library.

    • Hi Tracy,

      You sound a lot like Mr.G, he hasn’t got the patience to sit quietly and do a jigsaw, especially as he never sees the point of them, because as soon as they are finished, they are broken up and put back in the box!

      I must admit that I have never had the slightest urge to frame a jigsaw, although perhaps if I was as committed as one of my fellow bloggers,who has been working on a 24,000 piece puzzle for some considerable time now, then I wouldn’t want to break it all up on completion either. I would be as eager as Penny is, in applying the contact sheet backing as she finishes each section!

      http://www.puzzlemomma.com/2015/04/the-finish-line-is-within-reach.html

      ‘Knit and Natter’ in the library sounds like a great idea. I wonder if the discussions between books and knitting ever overlap … Two of my greatest passions, three if we were to discuss the ‘Knit and Natter’ jigsaw as well … I would be in heaven 🙂

      Thanks for taking the time to comment and enjoy your weekend 🙂

  • I like this puzzle – lots of nice colors and patterns to work with. While most of my needlecraft days are in the past, I still like to see what others do.

    When finishing puzzles, I’m always careful to make sure all the pieces get back into the box which I then tape shut to keep everything in its place. 🙂

    • Hi Kelly,

      I particularly thought how life-like the characters were in this puzzle, but do agree that the colourful array of yarns certainly added a lot of interest and contrast.

      As I pass my completed jigsaws on, either to my mother-in-law, or back to the charity shop, I always first place the pieces into a clear bag, before putting the package back into the box, which I then tape shut, just for extra security – Sorry, I do have real OCD issues about some things 🙂

      I am totally useless at sewing, even replacing a button is an event which has to be built up to! However I do dabble in a bit of basic stitch embroidery from time to time.

      My basic crochet technique, usually results in a giant ‘granny square’ blanket, which then gets sold in the charity shop to raise extra funds.

      My passion however, will always be knitting, although I just never seem to have the time to get stuck into anything these days and the wool is so expensive, whereas the crochet blankets can be made using up the oddments!

      I would love to be more ‘arty crafty’ and creative, but I will dabble from time to time, on the basis that it is only more for my own self gratification and I can always discard something if it doesn’t turn out right 🙂

  • Hi Yvonne, I know you are a knitter and that ‘Knit & Natter’ puzzle combines both your love of puzzles and knitting 🙂 It looks like a fun one!
    Happy weekend.

    • Hi Naida,

      It was a fun puzzle to do and one I just couldn’t pass by, when it got donated into the charity shop.

      A few of the pieces were quite sneaky and there was no way that the outside edge could be completed first, but as I haven’t come across one quite like this before, I found the challenge great fun 🙂

      It is very wet and windy here this weekend, although still relatively mild.
      In-law visiting tomorrow, after working today 🙂

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