Craft · Knitting

Six Socks For 2021

I have come to the conclusion that my sock drawer is going to need a refresh after this winter and, with this firmly in mind, I have been sorting through my stash to see which yarns I should use. Now, I will point out that my title "Six Socks for 2021" has been chosen with… Continue reading Six Socks For 2021

Planning · Stationery

Completing the Inspired Stories Planner

A quote chosen by me to start off each week - the original quote printed in the planner covered up Back in August of this year when I wrote my preliminary thoughts on the Inspired Stories Daily Planner, my sister was of the opinion that I would not keep using it. I must say, I… Continue reading Completing the Inspired Stories Planner

Knitting

Clearing the decks

Deadheading the roses.......... I have been beavering away in the latter part of this week, increasingly intent upon clearing the decks and setting myself up for the coming year. Indeed, my horoscope today asked whether perhaps the New Year was coming early and I feel that it may well be. There is a fine line,… Continue reading Clearing the decks

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Some objects are never finished

Thinking about my needlepoint reminded me of my other longest-standing unfinished object and I had to search out the pieces so I could once again hang my head in shame. Here, then, is the state of The Beaded Christmas Bauble at the beginning of this week. I'm not entirely sure whether the bauble or the… Continue reading Some objects are never finished

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Something’s up with Pam

What's this? What's this? It isn't quite a knit.... Something's here I'm not quite gettingThough I try I keep forgettingLike a memory long since pastHere in an instant, gone in a flashWhat does it mean?What does it mean?Jack's Obsession - The Nightmare Before Christmas (Book by Tim Burton/Lyrics by Danny Elfman) There are two possible… Continue reading Something’s up with Pam

Fountain Pens · Nostalgia · Tech

Technological sweet spots

I look back on the days of my Amiga computers with a fondness totally out of proportion with the capabilities or usefulness of the technology. We have come so far since then, with phones that are more powerful than our entire home computer set-ups; heck - watches that are more powerful than our entire home… Continue reading Technological sweet spots

Fountain Pens · Stationery

A new member of Clan Bluepen

I'd like a spaceship in this design. Okay, so they invented this thing called Black Friday. Did you get the memo? Under normal circumstances I wouldn't be drawn in, but apparently 2020 is not a normal year. You got that memo, right? Anyway, Black Friday... invented... not my type of thing... then I watched this… Continue reading A new member of Clan Bluepen

Quote of the week · Reflections and Intentions

An idle aside

Elne, France, 2005 Yet all experience is an arch wherethro'Gleams that untravell'd world whose margin fadesFor ever and forever when I move.Alfred, Lord Tennyson"Ulysses" My week has been all knitting and unpicking and writing, though thankfully not un-writing, and so today is just a "quote and a picture" day. A remembrance of sunnier moments, further… Continue reading An idle aside

Knitting

I’m not the kind of girl….

The tide is high, but I'm holding on.... This is not a "Finished Object" post. It is more of an "Unfinished Object" post. In fact, I would go so far as to say it is a post about a garment which is less close to being finished than it was at the beginning of the… Continue reading I’m not the kind of girl….