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

Knitting

Gully or gulch?

Gully: A channel or small valley, especially one cut by heavy rainwater.Gulch: A narrow ravine cut by a fast stream.Collins English Dictionary I hit a snag with the Heather Sweater over the weekend. I had been expecting the lace panel to become easier to memorise the more I worked it, but I had to admit… Continue reading Gully or gulch?

Knitting · Vintage

Lazy music in the rill

"The mornin' dew is blinkin' yonder, there's lazy music in the rill,And all I want to do is wander through the heather on the hill."From the musical Brigadoon The Heather Sweater is underway and I'd say my progress to date is reasonable. I would possibly upgrade that to very reasonable considering that the recent few… Continue reading Lazy music in the rill

Knitting

It’s a wrap

Well, that would be a finished object, wouldn't it? The Navy Sleeveless Sweater is completed, fits very well and looks marvellous with the autumn/winter wardrobe which is shaping up nicely. Top marks for practicality. You can tell, I'm sure, that I am damning this project with faint praise. Yes, it's perfect, I will wear the… Continue reading It’s a wrap

Knitting

Coming to the border

The sky is a stunning melange of true, sunny, sky-blue and puffy white cloud, and this light aircraft has been circling outside my living room window for a while, drawing my attention to the great outdoors. I noticed a fair bit of aircraft noise earlier in the week, associating it with the Air Force being… Continue reading Coming to the border

Fountain Pens · Knitting · Nostalgia · Planning · Reading · Reflections and Intentions · Stationery · Vintage

Three Hundred

Welcome to the 300th post on my blog, which should by rights be a widescreen epic, but just how epic can a little old lady whittering on about knitting and stationery be? I've been asking myself if I am the same person today as I was when I began to blog and I think largely… Continue reading Three Hundred