East, west…

I’m back at home after a nice, busy little break in London. It's good to go off and explore something different, but I still adhere to the old saying “East, west, home’s best”. Today I’m going to write about the first adventure I had planned for my holiday - my trip to the Knitting and…

Pamalison (sometimes) knits

The knitting has been happening, but it has been a gradual return. When I knit, I do knit a fair amount, but there are still long runs of days where I don’t even bring the knitting basket over to where I’m sitting. My first choice of project has been this vintage cardigan using the bright…

Two tales

I've been pretty rubbish at keeping to my plan to read more this year, but I'm finally taking myself in hand. My work commute is turning out to be just the perfect length to dip my nose into a novel and moving into the Personal Filofax has made room for a paperback in my bag.…

So I bought an iguana

With the London Fountain Pen Show coming up in a few weeks, a new addition to my fountain pen collection couldn't have been further from my mind in the first balmy days of September. Yet this stunning little pocket pen, my very first Kaweco, stole my heart and had me flinging my money around without…

This time it’s personal

Okay, I succumbed and set up the Personal sized Filofax. Once I had decided that I needed to inject some new life into my wool collection, it seemed obvious that the same was true of my planner. Perhaps I need to embrace my indecision and keep my options open? Perhaps I need to be able…

There will be wool

My mind has slowly turned back to thoughts of knitting, leading me to to wonder whether the slump might be partly explained by not having enough inspiring yarns lying around. As soon as that occurred to me I got a little splurgey and now there's lots of wool. I put in an order for enough…