Etsy · Planning · Stationery

Planning Jan-Jun 2020

It being slap-bang in the middle of the year, this seems like a good time to reflect on what I am enjoying right now about my planner setup, not to mention what has changed or not changed since the beginning of the year. I started the year in my Filofax Classic Pastel A5 Notebook in… Continue reading Planning Jan-Jun 2020

Nostalgia · Tech

Analogue or digital?

It surprises me sometimes, given how much of a technology nerd I have always been, that I don't mention computers more often on this blog. That might be because, for the main part, nowadays there's not a lot to be done with them; oh, you use them more than ever, but there's no tinkering, no… Continue reading Analogue or digital?

Knitting · Nostalgia

Monogamy is good, right?

If I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times, I am a monogamous knitter. For me, it's the only way to really see progress and get things done. If you devote all your knitting time to one project you can't help but be rewarded with speedy results. It's like a marriage (or so… Continue reading Monogamy is good, right?

Knitting · Vintage

Reimagining vintage knits

I mentioned last week that I wanted to write about the knitting patterns included in the April 1968 issue of Woman's Weekly I had received and I've decided to start with the most striking of them. The thing that hits you first about this hand-knitted suit is the colour, and I don't think I'll be… Continue reading Reimagining vintage knits

Knitting

Just keep right on knitting

Quite a bit of stuff is irritating me at present and so I'm being rather choosy about what I consume on both traditional and social media in order to maintain my equilibrium. Since I'm limiting that side of life a bit, I've got plenty of extra time for knitting. I've set myself the target of… Continue reading Just keep right on knitting

Fashion · Vintage

A capsule wardrobe?

I have received a marvellous gift from my sister, namely a copy of Woman's Weekly magazine from 13th April 1968. It's a treasure-trove of marvellous advice and inspiration from fashion to beauty to natural history (should come in handy when I have to help educate my grandson), not to mention an adertising feature for carpets… Continue reading A capsule wardrobe?

Knitting · Uncategorized

Works making nice progress

Well, that was a productive weekend so come Tuesday, naturally, I slumped. Hopefully the week will get better from here. First off, I finished my Nuclear Sunrise socks and they are a lovely addition to my sock drawer. Whether I will wear them much this side of late autumn I cannot tell; the colour is… Continue reading Works making nice progress

blakes 7 · Nostalgia

Old walls, alien landscapes

I settled in this Bank Holiday Monday to a "virtual Blakes 7 convention": Cynus Alpha Down and Safe. What a fantastic event - seven hours of recorded chats with cast and crew recalling their time on this classic sci-fi series. I have written before of the significance of the old wall in Blakes 7, where… Continue reading Old walls, alien landscapes

Stationery

Last Chance Saloon – Phase 3-ish

Now I'm nearing the end of my desk improvement project, also known as "Last Chance Saloon", I'm taking a look back to remind myself where I've come from. I don't really have any good photos of the my desk as it was before I started recording my changes, but this is how things stood at… Continue reading Last Chance Saloon – Phase 3-ish

Knitting · Nostalgia

Knits in progress – real and virtual

Here are my current works in progress, taking a nap in the lazy evening sunshine. My progress this past week has been steady, but by no means stellar. Once I had finished the back of the Rimini cardigan, it took me a few days to cast on for the first of the two front sections… Continue reading Knits in progress – real and virtual