Knitting · Fashion

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… Continue reading Crawling towards November

Knitting · Sewing · Wardrobe

Holey knits, Batman!

I think "holey" is the best description for a week where I worked on my current lace-panel knit, carried out minor surgery (local aneasthetic only!!) on another lace-motif garment, and discovered one pair of well-worn socks suddenly lacked heels. My Heather Sweater is progressing, albeit slowly, and I'm edging ever closer to the armhole and… Continue reading Holey knits, Batman!

Fountain Pens · Knitting

A posting dissenter

Unapologetically posted There are more similarities between fountain pen users and knitters than you might think and one of the main ones is that, being human, we each develop strong beliefs about the 'right' way to undertake our hobby. In the knitting world you have the camps who like to knit items from the top… Continue reading A posting dissenter

Knitting · Nostalgia

A back and a bauble

Well, my knitting has progressed to the extent that I have finished the back of my sweater and I'm very pleased with how it is looking, although I'm still wondering what on earth I will wear undeneath it. Whatever I choose, it will need to look right as it will show not only at the… Continue reading A back and a bauble

Knitting · Music

Socks and songs and sticks

I don’t know what I am doing casting on socks this week when I should be working on my jumper, but sometimes you just have to accept that you’re in a sock mood and go with it. Actually, I’m trying to justify the project on the basis that I knew I was going to be… Continue reading Socks and songs and sticks

Knitting · Norwich

Nothing but grey skies

The sun doesn't always shine in my neck of the woods, in fact I think it may have been contacted by the NHS and told to self-isolate the past few days. Since it's just grey today, rather than grey and pouring with rain, I took a stroll by the river, chatted with the swans, and… Continue reading Nothing but grey skies

Knitting

Slow, but still progress

I was most amused on a recent trip into the city centre to see how our local sci-fi/movie memorabilia store is approaching the pandemic precautions - a helpful reminder that most things are better if you retain your sense of humour. It was the first time in a while that I had sat at a… Continue reading Slow, but still progress