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
My jewellery box with box of brooches on the top Do you like brooches? They seem to be the jewellery item most prone to coming in and going out of fashion, but I must admit I like a good brooch. It always seems such an ideal format for displaying gems because little consideration needs to… Continue reading Brooches
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
I mentioned in my previous post how I have been failing to put theory into practice so far as re-stocking my wardrobe goes, and I've been dwelling on that the past couple of days. The new items I ordered will move it partially in the direction I want to go, although the purple skirt sits… Continue reading Directions
As I mentioned previously, I've been delving in my computer archives and I have come up with some forgotten knitting projects from years when I didn't log things as well as I should have. I thought I'd have a chat today about this jumper because it illustrates the idea I've touched on once or twice… Continue reading Nothing is ever truly lost
I spent many happy hours yesterday sorting through the folders of old photos stored on the external hard drive I have for my computer. This began as an attempt to find some of the 'missing' knitwear photos, but soon morphed into a general tidy-up and rediscovery of all kinds of memories. I love days like… Continue reading Photography
So my 1980s fashion advice book arrived and, no, it is not the one I was thinking of which is a bit of a shame. However, it is another one that I was besotted with at the time and I still find it compelling 34 years after it was first published. The book is called… Continue reading Capsules full of colour
It surprises me sometimes, given how much of a technology nerd I have always been, that I don't mention computers more often on this blog. That might be because, for the main part, nowadays there's not a lot to be done with them; oh, you use them more than ever, but there's no tinkering, no… Continue reading Analogue or digital?
If I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times, I am a monogamous knitter. For me, it's the only way to really see progress and get things done. If you devote all your knitting time to one project you can't help but be rewarded with speedy results. It's like a marriage (or so… Continue reading Monogamy is good, right?
I settled in this Bank Holiday Monday to a "virtual Blakes 7 convention": Cynus Alpha Down and Safe. What a fantastic event - seven hours of recorded chats with cast and crew recalling their time on this classic sci-fi series. I have written before of the significance of the old wall in Blakes 7, where… Continue reading Old walls, alien landscapes