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Spock Bear is knitting

Knittin’ in the morning sunI’ll still be knittin’ when the evening comesWith my apologies to Mr. Spock and to Otis Reading, both of whom deserve better I’ve had to draft Spock Bear in to help me with the Heather Sweater! I thought I might be able to properly capture the wool colour better from afar,… Continue reading Spock Bear is knitting

Knitting · Norwich

It doesn’t have to be stellar

Stellar progress is always lovely if you can achieve it, but good, solid, plain old progress will get you there in the end. I'm halfway up the first sleeve of the Heather Sweater and this week I'm setting myself the goal of doing at least 45 minutes of work on it each day. I think… Continue reading It doesn’t have to be stellar

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Exactly halfway

I'm calling the Heather Sweater halfway done. Whilst the back and front should be the main parts of a sweater, I always find the sleeves involve more work than I give them credit for, then there's the sewing up and the neckband, so, yes, this feels like the halfway point. I still can't believe how… Continue reading Exactly halfway

Knitting · Nostalgia

A back and a bauble

Well, my knitting has progressed to the extent that I have finished the back of my sweater and I'm very pleased with how it is looking, although I'm still wondering what on earth I will wear undeneath it. Whatever I choose, it will need to look right as it will show not only at the… Continue reading A back and a bauble

Knitting · Music

Socks and songs and sticks

I don’t know what I am doing casting on socks this week when I should be working on my jumper, but sometimes you just have to accept that you’re in a sock mood and go with it. Actually, I’m trying to justify the project on the basis that I knew I was going to be… Continue reading Socks and songs and sticks

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Slow, but still progress

I was most amused on a recent trip into the city centre to see how our local sci-fi/movie memorabilia store is approaching the pandemic precautions - a helpful reminder that most things are better if you retain your sense of humour. It was the first time in a while that I had sat at a… Continue reading Slow, but still progress

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Gully or gulch?

Gully: A channel or small valley, especially one cut by heavy rainwater.Gulch: A narrow ravine cut by a fast stream.Collins English Dictionary I hit a snag with the Heather Sweater over the weekend. I had been expecting the lace panel to become easier to memorise the more I worked it, but I had to admit… Continue reading Gully or gulch?

Knitting · Vintage

Lazy music in the rill

"The mornin' dew is blinkin' yonder, there's lazy music in the rill,And all I want to do is wander through the heather on the hill."From the musical Brigadoon The Heather Sweater is underway and I'd say my progress to date is reasonable. I would possibly upgrade that to very reasonable considering that the recent few… Continue reading Lazy music in the rill

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It’s a wrap

Well, that would be a finished object, wouldn't it? The Navy Sleeveless Sweater is completed, fits very well and looks marvellous with the autumn/winter wardrobe which is shaping up nicely. Top marks for practicality. You can tell, I'm sure, that I am damning this project with faint praise. Yes, it's perfect, I will wear the… Continue reading It’s a wrap