When it’s time to change ink

The week started with a blazing fanfare which revealed to me that I couldn't spend another minute writing with the inks I've been using this past month. Don't get me wrong, there was nothing inherently wrong with the inks, in many ways each was perfect for its task, I had simply hit the point where…

Surreptitious Sock

Today we're saying hello to a new ball of sock yarn. It's very pretty, and a little bit out of the ordinary, and not really in my usual range of colours, all of which intrigues me. I was drawn to it during my day in town last week with my friend Alex, so today I…

Coconut Ice

Remember the post I wrote a while ago about building a garment from a modular pattern? I explained how I was using Amanda Griffith's book "One Thousand Sweaters" to build my Coconut Ice jumper and mentioned this being a great entry into the idea of pattern modification. With this in mind, I was very interested…

April showers bring forth May flowers

Okay, well our climate didn't get it quite right this year and we had to wait for the May downpours to do their work before we could enjoy a blossoming forth in June. But summer seems to be here and for that we can be grateful, even those of us who prefer the chillier months…

It will never catch on

Ah, the typewriter. It's one of those things which is having a moment thanks to social media and the jury is out as to whether or not it's just a bit of silliness. The big draw is that you can buy them relatively cheaply and you'll often find them at garage sales or in charity…

It’s decision time

It's about time.... So, if all four main pieces of my jumper are done, that means I can't put off making a decision about the neck finish any longer (although the fact I wrote this sentence 5 days ago and haven't yet made the decision seems to prove me a liar). I can't deny that…