Knitting · Kojak

How calm the sea, how bright the stars

One of my favourite episodes of Kojak comes in Season 3 and has the title "How cruel the frost, how bright the stars" which I feel must be a quote from a poem, but I can't find any evidence to support this theory. It is a Christmas episode - always my favourites - and follows… Continue reading How calm the sea, how bright the stars


The cold light of dawn

Not quite pretty enough in the cold light of dawn I frequently wander from the long, straight road of commonsense. For example, allowing myself to be struck late on Friday night with the idea of starting work on the next of the Six Socks for 2021. I had already nominated the Noodle Soup Yarns' Sturdy… Continue reading The cold light of dawn

Craft · Knitting · Writing

Out of hibernation

I don't usually feel the desire to hibernate during winter, but this year that's exactly what I've been doing. I stepped away from a lot of my normal activities during December and the first half of January: knitting, writing, exercising have all gone by the board. I've mainly been eating and working on my cushion… Continue reading Out of hibernation

Fountain Pens · Stationery

Solid gold easy action

Okay, I stole the title for this post from T. Rex's 1972 single because I wanted something to suit this lovely honey-gold ink, just one of four colours I ordered from The Writing Desk on Wednesday morning and which arrived with the post lady a scant 24 hours later. In these times when retailers are… Continue reading Solid gold easy action


Tiny stitches

"I've seen it, it's rubbish." Marvin The Paranoid Android(from Douglas Adams' The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy) I woke up today in a bit of a funny mood. Edgy. Unsure. Rather impatient with things always carrying on the same. In a state of lockdown angst for inexplicable reasons. I felt that yesterday had left me… Continue reading Tiny stitches

Fountain Pens · Planning · Stationery

Filofax – one (plus) week in

Well, here's what I would have written and posted last Friday if a broadband issue hadn't offered me the chance to spend my weekend doing analogue-only things instead. I'm now one week (plus) into using my A5 Filofax Original as both my planner and journal/notebook, which seems like the ideal time to do a proper… Continue reading Filofax – one (plus) week in

Knitting · lifestyle

Six Socks for 2021 FO1

A quick snap - just how I'm rolling this morning The first pair of my Six Socks for 2021 are complete. I didn't get them finished to wear for New Year, although I finished them during New Year's Day so I've still technically got all year with only five more pairs to make. I thought… Continue reading Six Socks for 2021 FO1