I am getting so close to finishing my Cable Front Cardigan that I don't want to put it down, but perhaps it is fortunate that the weather is forcing me to work in short bursts. I'm writing this mid-afternoon on Tuesday and we are currently at 26℃ (78.8ºF) which is hot enough to make wool… Continue reading On the home stretch
Uh-oh, it's the 1970s again! Just look at those flares! I wouldn't be surprised to find a platform sole hiding just out of shot. Here I am with my lovely Mum at the seaside (I think it's the Isle of Wight in which case it's the summer of 1977) and I'm wearing the first jumper… Continue reading Pink Ice-Cream
... the 1970s Yeah, that's not going to come as a surprise to anyone! This is the decade where I spent my teenage years and, although I wouldn't return to being a teenager if you paid me, I am truly grateful that those are 'my' years because when I look back on them they were… Continue reading So glad I grew up in…
This morning I have completed all the knitting on Gaudi. Hurrah! I must say, laying all the pieces out on my bed to photograph makes me feel more confident about the finished object than I have been in a fair while. I want to have this finished and wearable by the end of the month,… Continue reading Knit-Read-Blog
Well, here it is in its finished glory - the Wheatfields Sleeveless Pullover. I am really pleased with how it turned out and I think it's a great layering piece for this time of year. I would wear this as I've photographed it over long-sleeved dresses or shirts when you don't need a full-on cardigan… Continue reading Finished object – Wheatfields Pullover
Not a quote of the week, but a word of the week: Prescience (noun) - foreknowledge/foresight I've been working hard on my knitting through the week and I am getting very close to completing the knitting part. I am very pleased with how this is looking. I plan to finish it with a simple crochet… Continue reading Prescience
We live in a universe in which stars are being born in clouds of gas whilst others cool and diminish; entire galaxies are spinning, colliding, grouping and re-forming. So it is with our everyday lives - there are things we have just started, others that we are making some kind of progress on or completed,… Continue reading In which progress is made
Last Saturday was my second trip to the Castle Writers' group at Norwich Castle Museum and this time we covered the topic of landscape and how the setting can act like another character within your writing. This is a concept that I will have to work on because logic dictates that the landscape needs people… Continue reading Landscapes, wheatfields
There are three things on my mind today, aside from the usual. First, why has the fashion world forgotten that legs reach to the top of the heel whilst arms finish at the wrist? The 'street style' shot above from Copenhagen Fashion Week illustrates the point - sleeves too long, trousers too short. I can… Continue reading Why, what and wow!
I've been working recently on re-composing my inspiration board. The board itself is marvellous with a lovely summery beaches-and-boats fabric. When I was a little girl I had a dress with a sailboat print, and I keep looking every summer to see if anyone manufactures anything similar to bedeck the more mature me. Until that… Continue reading Need inspiration?