Green ink and the apocalypse

Flowers for a friend Over the weekend I finally finished my re-read of Greg Bear’s “The Forge of God”. I spent several weeks ambling through the first two-fifths of this novel and then raced through the larger part in two days flat. Sometimes you re-read a novel and you wonder what you saw in it…

Stitches and steps

Actual knitting progress has been slow, but I’ve been going great guns on thinking about knitting which is the same thing. Okay, no it isn’t, but we’ll just grab our positivity where we can find it. As I mentioned on Wednesday, I’ve made a start on the leg of my sock and I’m watching with…

Shake it all about

I’ve noticed a pronounced drop in the number of spam comments since updating the blog, which is a welcome relief as these had been rocketing over the past few months. I’d noticed that the comments were usually on my older posts so as part of my update I’m closing all posts for comments after seven…

Six socks again

On Sunday morning I found out that there are cattle grazing on the meadow close to my flat and I was able to capture a quick snap as they pottered about. This might give you an entirely inaccurate impression of my lifestyle. I am very much the town mouse and I can honestly say I…

It lives!

Well, the blog has survived its cosmetic surgery and is looking all youthful and refreshed. I was craving simplicity so I've pared everything back to the bare minimum. Let me know if you miss things like the posts being categorised or tagged; I'm never sure if people care about such things.

A brief Wednesday catch-up

Just a brief one today because I'm immersed in a couple of bigger projects this week - one necessary, the other not quite so much. I have, though, achieved one little thing and that is to finish the fourth pair of socks in my self-imposed Six Socks challenge. I took my time over these, but…