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…

Crawling towards November

Autumn has arrived, the trees are turning gold, the clocks have gone back, and my horoscope for the first two days of the week basically advised me to "Chill out with a book or a movie; nothing's happening." On Monday, I tried to defy the inevitable and make decisions, work on my jumper, and force…

Proof of the pudding

Ah, just as I thought - eliminating the gapping of the button-band has turned this garment into something I want to wear, at least with skirts and probably with reasonably roomy trousers. It does not look flattering with my jeans, but then that's what my Helsinki jumper is for! So, at last, a photo of…

Twinsets

"What would I do?" I said to Pooh"If it wasn't for you," and Pooh said "True,It isn't much fun for One, but TwoCan stick together," says Pooh, says he."That's how it is," says Pooh."A. A. Milne, Us Two, from the poetry collection Now We Are Six All my pondering about base garments to wear under…

Brooches

My jewellery box with box of brooches on the top Do you like brooches? They seem to be the jewellery item most prone to coming in and going out of fashion, but I must admit I like a good brooch. It always seems such an ideal format for displaying gems because little consideration needs to…

Knit-plot

I've been doing some very gentle plotting this past couple of days as a result of trying to deduce what I actually think about my autumn/winter clothing and how that affects my knits. Thus far, I have concluded that I am good for skirts but a bit light on trousers for what is, essentially, trouser-wearing…