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2018 in 9 chapters

Prologue 2018 is singing a triumphant closing number and 2019 is poised to make its entrance so what better to do today than reflect on some key themes from the year? You might want to make yourself a cuppa before you head into this - it's going to feel like you've been reading for a… Continue reading 2018 in 9 chapters

Fashion

Slow fashion thoughts

I don't know if you are aware, but there is a thing going on at the moment called Slow Fashion October which is all about taking the month to think about what you wear, what you buy, what you make, how you dispose of things, and try to help the planet out a bit. I… Continue reading Slow fashion thoughts

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

Knitting · Uncategorized

Work in progress – Maroon sweater

A lot of my weekend was spent alternating between knitting and watching Kojak; perfect partners for the grim, grey, rainy days we had in Norfolk. Oh, I did chores too, plenty of chores. I washed and cleaned and shopped for groceries, because I am far from advocating a life where all one does is knit… Continue reading Work in progress – Maroon sweater

Bicycle · Knitting

You only had to ask….

Yes, apparently so.  "Rain, rain, go away," I said.  And the next day, this: Blossom!  Blue skies!  Just like in the 'real' blogs - you know, the ones written by people who don't spend the first ten minutes at work every day trying to blow-dry their legs using the hand dryer in the Ladies'. I… Continue reading You only had to ask….