Pamalison (sometimes) knits

The knitting has been happening, but it has been a gradual return. When I knit, I do knit a fair amount, but there are still long runs of days where I don’t even bring the knitting basket over to where I’m sitting. My first choice of project has been this vintage cardigan using the bright…

Fizzy brain day

My horoscope today was hardly inspiring: "There is heavy energy to begin this week... Emotionally you are distracted... Your mind is doing overtime..." Well, that's horoscopes for you, dealing in the imprecise, never calling a spade a spade. There is a perfectly acceptable technical term for the kind of day they predicted: fizzy brain day.…

Pens in case: January 2022

It struck me earlier this month how very long it is since I've worked somewhere with a proper walk-in stationery cupboard. That sit-com stalwart is gone and has taken with it the unique aroma of pencils and paper and glue, typewriter ribbons and stamp pad ink, all overlaid with the metallic accents of bulldog clips…

Irresolute

Happy New Year! See the 2022 spread in my journal there? That's as far as I've got with my speculations about the year to come. I was intending to use the page for the yearly horoscope predictions, but I'm wavering. To avoid thinking about this, I've been having a few thoughts about resolutions instead. This…

Soft focus

In a weekend where I began to feel social media grating on my nerves, I made a conscious decision to blur out all of the hype and focus on what I enjoy about my hobbies. Instead of becoming irritated by the number of times the Official Filofax Instagram account posted pictures of the new Slate…

Eight inches later

I have finally got past the 2" obstruction on this Christmas knitting project, so big sighs of relief all-round. It took a lot of getting to this point, but it finally feels like the garment is going to happen. Most importantly, it is now a piece of knitting that I feel inclined to pick up…