I don't usually feel the desire to hibernate during winter, but this year that's exactly what I've been doing. I stepped away from a lot of my normal activities during December and the first half of January: knitting, writing, exercising have all gone by the board. I've mainly been eating and working on my cushion… Continue reading Out of hibernation
A quick snap - just how I'm rolling this morning The first pair of my Six Socks for 2021 are complete. I didn't get them finished to wear for New Year, although I finished them during New Year's Day so I've still technically got all year with only five more pairs to make. I thought… Continue reading Six Socks for 2021 FO1
One sock down... I finished the first "New Year" sock last night and two things are clear if I want to wear these on New Year's Day - first: that I need to set aside the needlepoint cushion cover and only knit for the next two days; second: that I won't be washing them before… Continue reading I know what I need
I have come to the conclusion that my sock drawer is going to need a refresh after this winter and, with this firmly in mind, I have been sorting through my stash to see which yarns I should use. Now, I will point out that my title "Six Socks for 2021" has been chosen with… Continue reading Six Socks For 2021
Deadheading the roses.......... I have been beavering away in the latter part of this week, increasingly intent upon clearing the decks and setting myself up for the coming year. Indeed, my horoscope today asked whether perhaps the New Year was coming early and I feel that it may well be. There is a fine line,… Continue reading Clearing the decks
I'm not admitting defeat, I am just concluding that the Heather Sweater isn't what I want to work on right now. I've been having to force myself to pick it up and doing pretty much anything I can think of that helps me to ignore it. Enough is enough, I need to take a break… Continue reading In conclusion
The tide is high, but I'm holding on.... This is not a "Finished Object" post. It is more of an "Unfinished Object" post. In fact, I would go so far as to say it is a post about a garment which is less close to being finished than it was at the beginning of the… Continue reading I’m not the kind of girl….
I hope you didn't come along in the expectation that you'd be reading about a finished object, because if you did you're going to be disappointed. I've chosen a title - "My undoing" - which works on two levels. First is the level in the photo: a pile of unravelled yarn and a sleeve without… Continue reading My undoing
Ready to add to the Christmas Pudding Yesterday was the day I made my Christmas puddings. It was a lovely day, chilly but sunny with no wind, the perfect weather to have your windows open to let out the steam. My mum's recipe (the only one to be used and I will brook no argument… Continue reading What do I know?
These are the bits (or pieces) of my Heather Sweater, ready for assembly. I'm unsure about the sleeve caps, but it will be easy enough to alter them if needed. Tomorrow I will start constructing the garment and, I hope, get a move on with the neckband which I'm considering crocheting. The pattern calls for… Continue reading Bits and pieces