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…

Serendipitously early

I have been ridiculously premature in choosing my Word of the Year for 2022. My soul has suddenly hit fast-forward and decided to shine a torch on Christmas when it should be narrowing its beam to illuminate the coming month. Thus the far-distant change of year has been occupying my mind, which I'll admit is…

Toucan’t

I miss my bikes. I forget how much I miss them until I see happy cyclists out on the road and I wish I wasn’t trudging along on the footpath. However, I have the consolation of carrying my little pouch with the bicycle print every time I leave the flat. I bought this pouch on…

Green ink and the apocalypse

Flowers for a friend Over the weekend I finally finished my re-read of Greg Bear’s “The Forge of God”. I spent several weeks ambling through the first two-fifths of this novel and then raced through the larger part in two days flat. Sometimes you re-read a novel and you wonder what you saw in it…

Stitches and steps

Actual knitting progress has been slow, but I’ve been going great guns on thinking about knitting which is the same thing. Okay, no it isn’t, but we’ll just grab our positivity where we can find it. As I mentioned on Wednesday, I’ve made a start on the leg of my sock and I’m watching with…