Knitting · Norwich

Nothing but grey skies

The sun doesn't always shine in my neck of the woods, in fact I think it may have been contacted by the NHS and told to self-isolate the past few days. Since it's just grey today, rather than grey and pouring with rain, I took a stroll by the river, chatted with the swans, and… Continue reading Nothing but grey skies

Stationery

Revisiting my journal

Aquarius journal front It was way back in January when I bought this journal and did my initial preview of it, in the "before time" as we might choose to think of it from the viewpoint of our pandemic present-day. Anyway, I've been using it for several weeks now and I think it's time to… Continue reading Revisiting my journal

Knitting

Slow, but still progress

I was most amused on a recent trip into the city centre to see how our local sci-fi/movie memorabilia store is approaching the pandemic precautions - a helpful reminder that most things are better if you retain your sense of humour. It was the first time in a while that I had sat at a… Continue reading Slow, but still progress

Knitting

Gully or gulch?

Gully: A channel or small valley, especially one cut by heavy rainwater.Gulch: A narrow ravine cut by a fast stream.Collins English Dictionary I hit a snag with the Heather Sweater over the weekend. I had been expecting the lace panel to become easier to memorise the more I worked it, but I had to admit… Continue reading Gully or gulch?

Vintage

The more things change

A link between self-portraits and make-up advertising pre-dates the 'selfie' age by fifty years! "You no longer have to ruin your skin to make yourself look beautiful. Make-up can make you look really good. In time, the wrong one can also clog up your pores, dry your skin and ruin your complexion. All the good… Continue reading The more things change

Knitting · Vintage

Lazy music in the rill

"The mornin' dew is blinkin' yonder, there's lazy music in the rill,And all I want to do is wander through the heather on the hill."From the musical Brigadoon The Heather Sweater is underway and I'd say my progress to date is reasonable. I would possibly upgrade that to very reasonable considering that the recent few… Continue reading Lazy music in the rill

Fountain Pens

What I learned from the fountain pens I disliked

These are the pens I love One of the best things about any hobby is finding things you love, adding items to your life that bring you immense pleasure. Even better is when your hobby provides you with items that you can use in your everyday life; in my case these would be knitted garments… Continue reading What I learned from the fountain pens I disliked

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Pen and Ink: The September Edition

It's a month since my last update on the pens and inks I was using, so today I'd like to bring you up to date with what has changed, what has remained the same, and how the pens are being used. First up, the number of pens I've got inked has reduced to just three… Continue reading Pen and Ink: The September Edition

Knitting

It’s a wrap

Well, that would be a finished object, wouldn't it? The Navy Sleeveless Sweater is completed, fits very well and looks marvellous with the autumn/winter wardrobe which is shaping up nicely. Top marks for practicality. You can tell, I'm sure, that I am damning this project with faint praise. Yes, it's perfect, I will wear the… Continue reading It’s a wrap