Fashion · Knitting

Crawling towards November

Autumn has arrived, the trees are turning gold, the clocks have gone back, and my horoscope for the first two days of the week basically advised me to "Chill out with a book or a movie; nothing's happening." On Monday, I tried to defy the inevitable and make decisions, work on my jumper, and force… Continue reading Crawling towards November

Fashion · lifestyle · Stationery · Vintage

Proof of the pudding

Ah, just as I thought - eliminating the gapping of the button-band has turned this garment into something I want to wear, at least with skirts and probably with reasonably roomy trousers. It does not look flattering with my jeans, but then that's what my Helsinki jumper is for! So, at last, a photo of… Continue reading Proof of the pudding

Knitting · Sewing · Wardrobe

Holey knits, Batman!

I think "holey" is the best description for a week where I worked on my current lace-panel knit, carried out minor surgery (local aneasthetic only!!) on another lace-motif garment, and discovered one pair of well-worn socks suddenly lacked heels. My Heather Sweater is progressing, albeit slowly, and I'm edging ever closer to the armhole and… Continue reading Holey knits, Batman!

Fountain Pens · Knitting

A posting dissenter

Unapologetically posted There are more similarities between fountain pen users and knitters than you might think and one of the main ones is that, being human, we each develop strong beliefs about the 'right' way to undertake our hobby. In the knitting world you have the camps who like to knit items from the top… Continue reading A posting dissenter

Stationery

They call it a haul

I have indulged myself with a bit of a "planner decor" haul and I thought I'd show you the things that caught my fancy. I'm a relatively good girl and don't have lots of stickers and washi tape. I used up all my existing stickers on two projects over the summer: Covering up the unwanted… Continue reading They call it a haul

Knitting · Nostalgia

A back and a bauble

Well, my knitting has progressed to the extent that I have finished the back of my sweater and I'm very pleased with how it is looking, although I'm still wondering what on earth I will wear undeneath it. Whatever I choose, it will need to look right as it will show not only at the… Continue reading A back and a bauble

Fountain Pens

Ink ’em all up

This is a departure; for October I've decided to ink up all of my fountain pens (except one, which we'll come to below) and use a different one each day... within reason. I'm going to allow myself a certain degree of flexibility with that part of it. Now, some of my fountain pen friends will… Continue reading Ink ’em all up