What I did over Christmas

I've put in some proper knitting time over the Christmas break and finished that pair of socks which I promised I'd get done before the end of the year. I'm pleased. The two yarns I've used co-ordinate well and, though there's an obvious demarkation between leg and foot, it doesn't look massively out of place.…

Wobbled, but didn’t fall down

The past two weeks have been a bit of a reset time for me, settling into the William Hannah notebook, coming to some unexpected conclusions about my winter wardrobe, and generally getting into the swing of the new season. The weather is edging noticeably towards the colder months and my hand-knits are starting to put…

Lightening the load

There is no getting around it - I'm not as young as I used to be and my poor old shoulders can't cope with all the gear I want to lug around with me. Much of my spare time recently has been spent pondering ways to lighten the load whilst not entirely giving up the…

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…