Fountain Pens · Planning · Etsy · lifestyle

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

Fashion · Knitting · Skincare & Makeup

That perfect navy skirt

These are just six of the reasons why I have long been craving that perfect navy skirt. Try as I might to occasionally visit the 2020s, my heart knows that you just can't beat a well-cut skirt and a hand-knitted sweater like we used to wear and I can see myself turning to this skirt… Continue reading That perfect navy skirt

Fashion · Knitting

Next knitting update

That is quite some knitting progress for one week. I finished the front of the sweater with one further modification, again to add a little extra length in the armhole. I chose to work it after the neck shaping to make the neckline sit just a smidge lower than it shows in the pattern. It… Continue reading Next knitting update