Knitting

Knitting – 5 favourite things

Today I've challenged myself to come up with five favourite things associated with my knitting. There is no way in the world that these five things are my "favourite" in each category, but they are one of my favourites in each category! A favourite knitting bag Well, this one is easy because I don't really… Continue reading Knitting – 5 favourite things

Quote of the week

Quote of the week – As a supplicant

Forty-five years ago, the writers of "Kojak" had thoughts on cultural divides that are still worth bearing in mind today. These words were proffered by Lieutenant Kojak for translation into Chinese for the benefit of an old lady whose help he needed. "Tell her I come as a supplicant. Tell her I realise that a… Continue reading Quote of the week – As a supplicant

Fountain Pens · Kojak · Writing

Ink update/Crocker’s Pen

So it's time to update you on the inks in my fountain pens, now we are heading through October. Colour me satisfiedI finished up the Graf von Faber-Castell Violet Blue ink very soon after my previous update and inked up the Waterman Hemisphere Blue pen with a cartridge of Caran d'Ache Chromatics Ultraviolet. After that… Continue reading Ink update/Crocker’s Pen

Quote of the week

Quote of the week – Christina Georgina Rossetti

Back to poetry this week, from "A Pause of Thought" by Christina Georgina Rossetti. Sometimes I said: This thing shall be no more; My expectation wearies and shall cease; I shall resign it now and be at peace: Yet never gave it o'er. Sometimes I said: It is an empty name I long for; to… Continue reading Quote of the week – Christina Georgina Rossetti

Knitting

Finished object – maroon sweater

I have finished my sweater! Although this is a distinctly autumn knit, I am counting it as the summer garment as far as my intentions for the year go (I was aiming to get one garment and three pairs of socks knitted in each of the four "seasons" this year and I'm running way behind).… Continue reading Finished object – maroon sweater

Lyrics · Quote of the week

Quote of the Week – Don McLean

From "Did You Know?" on Don McLean's marvellous 1974 album, Homeless Brother, an unashamedly romantic quote. Did you know that love can grow Any place that people go? And I can tell, from what I see, That you have found a place with me. The sun is high, the day is new, And I have… Continue reading Quote of the Week – Don McLean

blakes 7 · Writing

It really is a graphite writing stick!

Here is an admittedly low-quality screen grab of the moment in Blake's 7 when Tarrant is handed a pencil and utters the immortal line "A graphite writing stick. It's the first time I've seen one of these outside museums." This line has always amused me for a couple of reasons - firstly I like the… Continue reading It really is a graphite writing stick!

Quote of the week · Reading

Quote of the week – Frenchman’s Creek

And all this, she thought, is only momentary, is only a fragment in time that will never come again, for yesterday already belongs to the past and is ours no longer, and tomorrow is an unknown thing that may be hostile. This is our day, our moment, the sun belongs to us, and the wind,… Continue reading Quote of the week – Frenchman’s Creek

blakes 7

40 years a Blake’s 7 fan

This time last week I was on my way to London for a weekend convention devoted to the 40th anniversary of Blake's 7 - Terry Nation's dystopian sci-fi series which ran from 1978 to 1981. It was a fantastic weekend; I had such a good time; and now I am home and finally calming down… Continue reading 40 years a Blake’s 7 fan