Crumbled

So I crumbled. I managed a week in the tiny diary then scurried back to my A5 like a hermit seeking the sanctuary of his cave. I feel as if I should have given the different size more of a chance, but from the moment I moved into it I was thinking about how to…

So far, so good

I'm enjoying my new knitting project so far. The Riverknits Nene yarn is 100% Blue-faced Leicester wool, beautifully soft and lustrous, a joy to work with. This counts as a luxury yarn in my knitting world. The colourway translates to blackberry branch, or bramble as I'd call it, and it is remiscent of knitting that…

Here I go again

Here I am, all set to cast on a new knit. I've got the needles, I've got the book, and I've spent a productive couple of hours this morning winding balls of wool from skeins. I'm pleased to say my shoulder didn't grumble at all over its winding duties, which must mean my lighten-the-load efforts…

The unburdening

It was a good week for deliveries, and I received both of the items which I'd determined to be essential in my push to slenderise my handbag. A tiny diary The first delivery came on Tuesday from The Stamford Notebook Company and included the teeny-tiny 6-month diary which I moved into immediately. I've been using…

The little top that didn’t

This is the little top that didn't get given to my sister. The top in question is the Atlantic Waves Slipover by Anne Eunson from the excellent Shetland Wool Adventure Journal Volume 2 and the posts where I refer to knitting it, and the things I wasn't so sure about as I went along, can…

Lightening the load

There is no getting around it - I'm not as young as I used to be and my poor old shoulders can't cope with all the gear I want to lug around with me. Much of my spare time recently has been spent pondering ways to lighten the load whilst not entirely giving up the…