Knitting · Reading

Of wool and words

Mid-week brought with it a couple of new adventures. I picked up a book that's been patiently awaiting a re-read for more than 20 years, and I started a new jumper. The moment I decided to combine the pink wool with leftovers from previous cream jumpers, I knew that I would be referring to this… Continue reading Of wool and words

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Make it easy on yourself

During the past week I've made a couple of changes to how I was working the Slope Rib Sweater, with an eye to making the process more enjoyable. You can see both of them in the above photo - wooden needles and a bit of scrap wool. I like to live at the cutting edge… Continue reading Make it easy on yourself

Knitting · Nostalgia

Bonney blue-eyes

Now it's Wednesday and I have yet more knitting progress to show, despite the update at the beginning of the week. I've chosen to target my knitting (more on that later!), setting the Slope Rib sweater aside for a few days in order to concentrate on the Lace Panel Sweater. As I'd anticipated, I finished… Continue reading Bonney blue-eyes

Knitting · Travel

A tale of two February 10ths

Early in the morning on February 10th 2020, my daughter and I landed at Schipol airport, facing a whole day before our re-scheduled flight to Norwich took off in the evening. Our journey back from Helsinki had been hit with delays due to exceptionally high winds across northern Europe. Even when we finally boarded our… Continue reading A tale of two February 10ths

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When two tribes start to knit

In all things there are basically two tribes. One does things one particular way, the other does the exact opposite. There are actually three tribes, the third comprising the majority of the population who don't fit into the particular two tribes you're discussing, but they can safely be ignored. I'm thinking today about the people… Continue reading When two tribes start to knit

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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