blakes 7 · Nostalgia

Old walls, alien landscapes

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

Knitting · Nostalgia

Knits in progress – real and virtual

Here are my current works in progress, taking a nap in the lazy evening sunshine. My progress this past week has been steady, but by no means stellar. Once I had finished the back of the Rimini cardigan, it took me a few days to cast on for the first of the two front sections… Continue reading Knits in progress – real and virtual

Fashion · Knitting · Nostalgia

It’s knitting, Jim…

It’s time to admit to myself that my knitting is stalled. There isn’t any good reason for this; I know I’m tired out a lot of the time from my workdays, and I’ve lost the momentum on my Helsinki sweater since I failed to finish it for Helsinki. I did start the final sleeve, but… Continue reading It’s knitting, Jim…

lifestyle · Norwich · Nostalgia

A new dawn

I am slowly regaining my balance after a hectic autumn into which I have crammed enough life experiences to see me through at least a couple of years. I am enjoying my new job, settling into my new home, and just beginning to feel myself unfurling from the inevitable tension all these changes incur. Since… Continue reading A new dawn

Nostalgia · Sewing

Stitches, steps and Rhoda

I worked a fair bit on the cushion cover the weekend after I dug it out of storage, but didn't add much at all this week. Looking back at the previous photo, I have put the last few touches on the leaf to the left of the rose, worked a reasonable amount in the top… Continue reading Stitches, steps and Rhoda

lifestyle · Norwich · Nostalgia · Purpose

Inevitable

If you watch the modern iteration of Dr Who you may be familiar with the departure of David Tennant's Doctor and his final, despairing phrase: "I don't want to go." Knowing that in the next two months I have to leave the flat I've been lucky enough to live in for the past fourteen years,… Continue reading Inevitable

Knitting · Norwich · Nostalgia · Planning

A curiosity cabinet

Today I am going to write about a miscellany of ideas, connected only in that they spark my interest, thus the title of "Curiosity Cabinet" seemed appropriate. To kick things off, there is progress on my Crazee Cowl and I am now on the seventh of the planned ten colours. I must admit I am… Continue reading A curiosity cabinet

Knitting · Nostalgia

Memory Lane Again

Some things just get lost in the mists of time, and that is right and good, it clears the way for the next innovation. Take the hand-knitted cream jacket folded neatly on my arm in this photo taken somewhere by the sea in Kent in the later half of the 1970s. The pattern for that jacket… Continue reading Memory Lane Again

Fashion · Knitting · Nostalgia

Pink Ice-Cream

Uh-oh, it's the 1970s again! Just look at those flares! I wouldn't be surprised to find a platform sole hiding just out of shot. Here I am with my lovely Mum at the seaside (I think it's the Isle of Wight in which case it's the summer of 1977) and I'm wearing the first jumper… Continue reading Pink Ice-Cream

Fashion · Kojak · Music · Nostalgia

So glad I grew up in…

... the 1970s Yeah, that's not going to come as a surprise to anyone! This is the decade where I spent my teenage years and, although I wouldn't return to being a teenager if you paid me, I am truly grateful that those are 'my' years because when I look back on them they were… Continue reading So glad I grew up in…