Knitting

Make it easy on yourself

During the past week I've made a couple of changes to how I was working the Slope Rib Sweater, with an eye to making the process more enjoyable. You can see both of them in the above photo - wooden needles and a bit of scrap wool. I like to live at the cutting edge… Continue reading Make it easy on yourself

Planning · Stationery

A lot to like

Aware that I suffered a fit of damning with faint praise when I wrote about the Cross Bailey Light fountain pen on Friday, today I'm going to be more enthusiastic about Filofax's new decorative accessories. Over the past month four Collections have launched - the Garden Collection, the Indigo Collection, the Confetti Collection and, most… Continue reading A lot to like

Fountain Pens

This old thing?

I've been keeping this pen under wraps since I bought it back in November and I hadn't really intended to write about it. However, the mood has gripped me and it ties into a wider discourse about the fountain pens I buy, so here we are. That's pretty much exactly what I think about this… Continue reading This old thing?

Knitting

Under-inspiring

I'm going to apologise in advance because I think this might be a slightly underwhelming blog post. That said, I don't expect you generally visit with high hopes for earth-shattering marvels... there are limits to just how exciting knitting and ink are ever going to be, after all. I have succeeded in completing the second… Continue reading Under-inspiring

Fashion · Knitting · Stationery · Vintage · Wardrobe

Every day’s a school day

I was pretending again on Friday, but there's a lot to be learned through playing make-believe. On the most practical level, I pretended to be at the coffee shop, lapping up the ambient noise, with my laptop and my cereal bar and my Espresso House coffee flask providing those Scandinavian coffee chain vibes. It wasn't… Continue reading Every day’s a school day

Knitting · Kojak

Come back, Kojak, all is forgiven

I have a finished object! See - here I am wearing it. Isn't it super? I love it! There's a couple of things I'd do differently if I made it again: most importantly, I would probably use a size smaller needles to give the fabric a slightly denser texture, but all in all I'm really… Continue reading Come back, Kojak, all is forgiven

lifestyle · Norwich · Nostalgia

Time gone, or still to come

I am quietly slogging away with the transcription of old journal entries, trying to wrangle them into a slightly more cohesive collection. This is serving its secondary purpose of burning through some ink, but it's also burning through paper and the sheets are becoming increasingly random as I unearth old books and pads to use… Continue reading Time gone, or still to come

Knitting · Nostalgia

Bonney blue-eyes

Now it's Wednesday and I have yet more knitting progress to show, despite the update at the beginning of the week. I've chosen to target my knitting (more on that later!), setting the Slope Rib sweater aside for a few days in order to concentrate on the Lace Panel Sweater. As I'd anticipated, I finished… Continue reading Bonney blue-eyes

Films · Knitting

So that’s what I decided

At the end of last Wednesday's knitting update, I was wondering which part of the Lace Panel Sweater to start next. In the event, I decided it was best to do the sleeves, and chose to work the lace panel as a feature just above the ribbed cuff. The design has twelve rows in this… Continue reading So that’s what I decided