Deck the page

Let me take you back to the last time I wrote, strategically glossing over a couple of missed posting opportunities, and remind you that I mentioned incorporating some daily intentions pages into my Filofax setup. Well, now that I've been using them for a week I reckon it's high time to give a bit more…

Wonderful weeks

My plan for today was to talk about how and why I plan my life in weekly segments, although I could simply say "because it makes sense" and go and do my knitting instead (don't you go thinking that I'm not tempted). I have been reflecting on the fact that, over the course of many…

Creeping in

Isn't it strange how things can find the chinks in your armour and before you know it come creeping into your affections? Take this Graf von Faber-Castell Gulf Blue ink, for example. After my first try it was easy to dismiss the shade as too wishy-washy, utterly failing to hit the jewel-bright tone I favour.…

My kingdom for a sock

There, I have one completed sock which demostrates fairly accurately the amount of effort I've put into my knitting this past week. My knitting needles have deemed me absent without leave on many occasions. I thought I'd make it up to you, and them, by providing glamour shots of the shameful amount of progress which…

Close encounters with a camera

Taken in Alex's Bothy On Monday I had the second part of my photography training with my friend Alex who is kindly encouraging me to put a little more effort into this area. For our second session we indulged in studio work. Alex inherited a lovely out-building which she has set up as a place…

The sock that was

This is the sock that was, then wasn't, and now is all over again. It's been a journey. Stitch counts defeated me on my first attempt with this yarn, and I ripped it out completely on Thursday. Friday morning brought me my long-desired 2.25mm double-point needles and I was so pleased to be able to…