New pen day

It’s new pen day! Well, technically speaking it was new pen day on Tuesday, and I’ve had the pen in my possession - packed away so as to not tempt fate - since July 13th. However, this is its first official outing, so it counts as new pen day in my books. This latest addition…

Retrograde

If I were to write horoscopes, I’d fill them with real-world advice. “As Mercury opposes Saturn, be wary spillage when you open ink bottles.” “With Pluto in your fourth house, you will unpick many more stitches than you knit.” “50% of planets are retrograde now; you will be incapable of anything more advanced than reading…

Wandering off the track

Another churchyard railing with another waterfall of blooms - this time delving back in history to the early years of this century and the magnificent Wisteria at St Giles Church. This church was a regular sight to me as it was on the route between my old flat and the city centre. Now, however, I…

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…