Fashion · Knitting · Nostalgia

It’s knitting, Jim…

It’s time to admit to myself that my knitting is stalled. There isn’t any good reason for this; I know I’m tired out a lot of the time from my workdays, and I’ve lost the momentum on my Helsinki sweater since I failed to finish it for Helsinki. I did start the final sleeve, but… Continue reading It’s knitting, Jim…

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Back to the future

Hmm, I think "Back to the Future" would be a great name for this project, given how I leapt back several decades to grab the pattern. Didn't have to use a DeLorean, though, and I don't think I have caused any major changes to history in my travels. As you can see, the back is… Continue reading Back to the future

Knitting

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

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 – Gaudi Cardigan

It's done! My Gaudi cardigan is completely finished, washed, dry, ready to wear. I am so pleased with it; it fits perfectly, the Rowan Felted Tweed DK makes it warm but lightweight, the colours are just stunning. I feel the buttons provide a final flourish. I went through my button tin as I knew I… Continue reading Finished Object – Gaudi Cardigan

Etsy · Fashion · Films · Knitting · Reading

Knit-Read-Blog

This morning I have completed all the knitting on Gaudi. Hurrah! I must say, laying all the pieces out on my bed to photograph makes me feel more confident about the finished object than I have been in a fair while. I want to have this finished and wearable by the end of the month,… Continue reading Knit-Read-Blog

Fashion · Knitting · Quote of the week · Writing

Prescience

Not a quote of the week, but a word of the week: Prescience (noun) - foreknowledge/foresight I've been working hard on my knitting through the week and I am getting very close to completing the knitting part. I am very pleased with how this is looking. I plan to finish it with a simple crochet… Continue reading Prescience

Etsy · Fashion · Knitting · Purpose

In which progress is made

We live in a universe in which stars are being born in clouds of gas whilst others cool and diminish; entire galaxies are spinning, colliding, grouping and re-forming. So it is with our everyday lives - there are things we have just started, others that we are making some kind of progress on or completed,… Continue reading In which progress is made

Etsy · Fashion · Knitting · Writing

Landscapes, wheatfields

Last Saturday was my second trip to the Castle Writers' group at Norwich Castle Museum and this time we covered the topic of landscape and how the setting can act like another character within your writing. This is a concept that I will have to work on because logic dictates that the landscape needs people… Continue reading Landscapes, wheatfields

Knitting · Norwich

A weekend chez moi

Good morning, my friends. I think today I am going to do a general round-up of things that I did over the weekend. Firstly, though, just how pretty does Norwich look with its wonderful watercolour sky? On Saturday, I visited the Norfolk Makers' Festival with one of my best friends who is also a very… Continue reading A weekend chez moi