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The pain, the gain

I have had piercings in my ears since 1976 and through all the intervening years I have flip-flopped between wearing ear-rings regularly and not wearing them for months or years. When I don’t wear ear-rings at all, everything is fine. When I wear ear-rings regularly everything is also fine: I take them out at night,… Continue reading The pain, the gain

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And she’s off!

No, I haven’t been to the horse racing at Cheltenham, but I have been knitting. As you can see from my photo, it’s not exactly stellar progress, but it is progress. I worked a few rows of the aran pattern one evening mid-week and I couldn’t wrap my head around it, even though it is… Continue reading And she’s off!

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Once upon a Christmas eve…

Christmas Eve is here and, in the spirit of sharing, here is a snapshot of my life today. Knitting My Aran jumper is progressing. I have completed two full repeats of the pattern and haven't needed to resort to checking the printed version for several rows. It's so easy to see where I am from… Continue reading Once upon a Christmas eve…

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The gentle art of time travel

2019 - 2009 - 1972 You will recall the last time I spoke of my current knitting project it was the not-pink jumper: a lovely slouchy knit in plain stocking-stitch to ease me back into the knitting habit after my brief hiatus. I think we all know that was going to bore me after ten… Continue reading The gentle art of time travel