I’m not the kind of girl….

The tide is high, but I'm holding on.... This is not a "Finished Object" post. It is more of an "Unfinished Object" post. In fact, I would go so far as to say it is a post about a garment which is less close to being finished than it was at the beginning of the… Continue reading I’m not the kind of girl….


My undoing

I hope you didn't come along in the expectation that you'd be reading about a finished object, because if you did you're going to be disappointed. I've chosen a title - "My undoing" - which works on two levels. First is the level in the photo: a pile of unravelled yarn and a sleeve without… Continue reading My undoing


Bits and pieces

These are the bits (or pieces) of my Heather Sweater, ready for assembly. I'm unsure about the sleeve caps, but it will be easy enough to alter them if needed. Tomorrow I will start constructing the garment and, I hope, get a move on with the neckband which I'm considering crocheting. The pattern calls for… Continue reading Bits and pieces


Spock Bear is knitting

Knittin’ in the morning sunI’ll still be knittin’ when the evening comesWith my apologies to Mr. Spock and to Otis Reading, both of whom deserve better I’ve had to draft Spock Bear in to help me with the Heather Sweater! I thought I might be able to properly capture the wool colour better from afar,… Continue reading Spock Bear is knitting


They’ve frozen up my beard

Now the frosticles appearAnd they've frozen up my beard....God, or whatever means the good,Be praised that time can stop like this.Not at the meadow! I haven't actually got a beard, but I've always been partial to them on other people. Mainly men, it has to be admitted. Once the sun is up, I start the… Continue reading They’ve frozen up my beard


Current stitches, future stitches

A back, a front, one sleeve, and two swatches I haven't worked anything like the amount on my Heather Sweater that I had intended which just goes to prove that, no matter how much you tell yourself you're going to knit, it only works if you stop playing digital jigsaws on your computer and start… Continue reading Current stitches, future stitches

lifestyle · Nostalgia · Vintage

How was your Friday morning routine?

Many of us are familiar with the slew of perfect morning routines that the social media are awash with, but they pale into insignificance beside the morning spent by "Man About Vogue" in Winter 1972. Does that bowl of overnight oats with chia seeds really seem cool compared to his Alpen cereal with milk (back… Continue reading How was your Friday morning routine?

Knitting · Norwich

It doesn’t have to be stellar

Stellar progress is always lovely if you can achieve it, but good, solid, plain old progress will get you there in the end. I'm halfway up the first sleeve of the Heather Sweater and this week I'm setting myself the goal of doing at least 45 minutes of work on it each day. I think… Continue reading It doesn’t have to be stellar