When it’s right

I'm not sure if it's the best way to check whether you are on the right track, but it seems to me that the ease with which you accomplish a task is a general indicator of how well that task fits with your natural inclinations. The speed with which I whipped through the leg and… Continue reading When it’s right

Knitting · Kojak

How calm the sea, how bright the stars

One of my favourite episodes of Kojak comes in Season 3 and has the title "How cruel the frost, how bright the stars" which I feel must be a quote from a poem, but I can't find any evidence to support this theory. It is a Christmas episode - always my favourites - and follows… Continue reading How calm the sea, how bright the stars


The cold light of dawn

Not quite pretty enough in the cold light of dawn I frequently wander from the long, straight road of commonsense. For example, allowing myself to be struck late on Friday night with the idea of starting work on the next of the Six Socks for 2021. I had already nominated the Noodle Soup Yarns' Sturdy… Continue reading The cold light of dawn

Craft · Knitting · Writing

Out of hibernation

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

Knitting · lifestyle

Six Socks for 2021 FO1

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

Craft · Knitting

Six Socks For 2021

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


Clearing the decks

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 the kind of girl….

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….