Knitting · Norwich · Reading · Writing

A weekend in review

Continuing with my slightly tardy theme, today I'm going to write about the various elements of my weekend. On Saturday I went to a meeting of the Castle Writers Group at the Castle Museum, Norwich. This is a monthly meet-up that has been going on for many months now, but this is the first month… Continue reading A weekend in review

Fashion · Knitting · Sewing

Project status update

Now I see the photo and compare it with the one I took last week, I can see that there has been a little progress on the knitting front, but all of that progress was achieved yesterday. Prior to that I had hit a bit of a dead-end. Having started two garment projects, and then… Continue reading Project status update

Knitting

Finished object – Kingfisher in Fangorn Forest Socks

    I finished knitting my socks on Sunday and I'm really pleased with them. This is the first project I have both cast on and finished in 2019, and my second completed item this year, which is admirable progress. First off, I want to say how very happy I was with the yarn for… Continue reading Finished object – Kingfisher in Fangorn Forest Socks

Knitting · Norwich · Nostalgia · Reading · Writing

Inspiration and a Sopwith Camel

It has been a funny old week, with me veering wildly between a total lack of inspiration and an outpouring of inspiration that didn't know where to stop. Not the kind of week where I have been able to get things under control; and when I say "things" I mean my head. There is a… Continue reading Inspiration and a Sopwith Camel

Knitting

Finished object – Rowan Stockport

I am pretty sure this will be my final finished project in 2018, unless the elves come round and knit a bit of my old gold jumper for me whilst I sleep. It is the pattern "Stockport" designed by Sarah Hatton and was included in the Rowan Knitting and Crochet Magazine Number 46 issued in… Continue reading Finished object – Rowan Stockport

Knitting · Kojak

Is this an appropriate time to knit in public?

  The good news is, I have a finished object! The less good news is that I can't show a picture because it's my super-secret Christmas knitting. I'm pleased to have this finished in good time for gifting, and to have it finished just in order not to see it in my work basket any… Continue reading Is this an appropriate time to knit in public?

Knitting · Lyrics · Norwich

The first one now will later be last…

  * Title courtesy of Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changing I was going great guns, honest I was! Today I was planning to share with you some positive vibes about working on the Christmas knitting project and enjoying it far more than I thought I would. I worked over the weekend on… Continue reading The first one now will later be last…

Knitting

Knitting (in) circles

I thought I would break with recent tradition and grace the page with a photograph of a piece of knitting, and not a moment too soon I hear you say if you've been following this blog thinking it was about knitting. Thus far, I have knit a number of nice woolly cowls to stock this… Continue reading Knitting (in) circles

Knitting

A skein of two halves

So, I start with the end; in this case a finished object. Quite a small one, but one pair of socks completed and ready to wear.  The Colinette Jitterbug has, as usual, knitted up nicely into thick, springy socks.  I love the colourway which I think is like chalk markings on a blackboard.  Or, thus… Continue reading A skein of two halves

Bicycle · Knitting

Rain, rain, go away

I think in Norfolk it has rained for the entire month of April.  I may be wrong, but not by much.  When it hasn't been raining, it has been windy.  The sun has put in an occasional appearance, but on the whole it has rained.  Anyone with any sense at all has either stayed at… Continue reading Rain, rain, go away