Fountain Pens · Planning · Stationery

What a pen and ink

It truly is the height of summer here in the east of England, temperatures soaring into the 30s (Celsius), and not knitting weather in the least, so it's lucky that I got my projects wrapped up last week and that my knitting activity for now is limited to browsing patterns. I spent an inordinate amount… Continue reading What a pen and ink

Fashion · Knitting · Nostalgia · Vintage

Directions

I mentioned in my previous post how I have been failing to put theory into practice so far as re-stocking my wardrobe goes, and I've been dwelling on that the past couple of days. The new items I ordered will move it partially in the direction I want to go, although the purple skirt sits… Continue reading Directions

Fashion · Knitting · Writing

What tends to happen

If you pick up your knitting project regularly, what tends to happen is this: you quickly find you have gone from just a cuff to a whole sock almost without thinking. This really flew past. But it doesn't make sense to stop there, does it? Because if you push on just a little more, you… Continue reading What tends to happen

Etsy · Fountain Pens · lifestyle · Planning

Bringing me sunshine

Here are a few of the things making me happy as we move into August 2020. Wool sample cards One of the joys of life is digging out wool samples to see what I might want to knit to go with a new summer skirt. There's some promising ideas in the Linen-Cotton range, a bit… Continue reading Bringing me sunshine

Knitting · Vintage

Friday’s Child

This week, the days seem to have been following that old children's verse. Wednesday's child is full of woe... When I wrote on Wednesday, it was the woeful tale of indecision about my Cucumber Vintage Sweater. I found, as I often do, that writing about my doubts gave me a clarity that I didn't have… Continue reading Friday’s Child

Stationery

Au revoir, lovely journal

Today I want to do a wrap-up of the lovely journal that I've been keeping since Tuesday 24th December 2019. It's not technically full yet, but I will finish it at the end of this month and I thought this would be the ideal time for a review and a fond farewell. This journal was… Continue reading Au revoir, lovely journal

Knitting · Nostalgia

Nothing is ever truly lost

As I mentioned previously, I've been delving in my computer archives and I have come up with some forgotten knitting projects from years when I didn't log things as well as I should have. I thought I'd have a chat today about this jumper because it illustrates the idea I've touched on once or twice… Continue reading Nothing is ever truly lost