Knitting

One door closes

I'm at that stage in my knitting where one door is pretty much closed and I'm waiting for the new door to open. Or, in my case, two new doors. My Helsinki Jumper is finally complete and lying on the floor having a well-deserved rest after its post-completion wash. I was really pleased with it… Continue reading One door closes

Knitting

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

Knitting · Travel

Sometimes I knit

I know this blog has been lacking content on its main theme for a while now and it is high time to write about knitting. About a week before my trip to Helsinki I knew for certain that I would not complete my vintage Aran sweater in time. It wasn't a sudden realisation and it… Continue reading Sometimes I knit

Knitting · lifestyle

Not that

There is a computer service known as IFTTT which allows users to write simple little commands which their computer will action automatically under certain circumstances. The initials stand for If This Then That. An example would be If an e-mail arrives from Harry then move it to the Harry folder. It makes sense because this type of thinking… Continue reading Not that

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Finished object – Mama Weer All Crazee Cowl

So I finished my cowl and I am delighted with it. I love how enormous it is and I love the glorious colours. It will be warm and cosy, not to mention ultra-cheerful, on cold winter days. Although working the knit one, purl one rib for such a big project was rather hard on the… Continue reading Finished object – Mama Weer All Crazee Cowl

Knitting · Uncategorized

I don’t have plans and schemes

I don't have plans and schemes And I don't have hopes and dreams I don't have anything Since I don't have you Well, actually, I do! Over the past couple of days I have been examining my modest yarn stash to work out which yarns I want to keep and which I am never going… Continue reading I don’t have plans and schemes

Knitting · Norwich · Nostalgia · Planning

A curiosity cabinet

Today I am going to write about a miscellany of ideas, connected only in that they spark my interest, thus the title of "Curiosity Cabinet" seemed appropriate. To kick things off, there is progress on my Crazee Cowl and I am now on the seventh of the planned ten colours. I must admit I am… Continue reading A curiosity cabinet

Knitting · Reflections and Intentions

Crazee Cowl/Small Steps

My Mama Weer All Crazee Cowl is growing slowly. The British heat wave has deadened my pace which, let's face it, is pretty much a crawl on this project even under conducive weather conditions. It's not that I don't love the project, because I do, but 300 stitches of K1 P1 rib in sock yarn… Continue reading Crazee Cowl/Small Steps

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Finished object – Cable Front Cardigan

A finished object... and I took advantage of an invitation for a couple of hours at our local park to rope my daughter into taking some modelled shots for me in between games of balloon football with my grandson. I am exceptionally happy with how this project turned out. The fit is just great and… Continue reading Finished object – Cable Front Cardigan

Knitting · Nostalgia

Memory Lane Again

Some things just get lost in the mists of time, and that is right and good, it clears the way for the next innovation. Take the hand-knitted cream jacket folded neatly on my arm in this photo taken somewhere by the sea in Kent in the later half of the 1970s. The pattern for that jacket… Continue reading Memory Lane Again