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

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Coming to the border

The sky is a stunning melange of true, sunny, sky-blue and puffy white cloud, and this light aircraft has been circling outside my living room window for a while, drawing my attention to the great outdoors. I noticed a fair bit of aircraft noise earlier in the week, associating it with the Air Force being… Continue reading Coming to the border

Knitting · lifestyle

Knitting progress and lockdown breakfasts

I've had a crazy day today, apparently unable to tear myself away from handbags of the 1960s and 1970s for long enough to actually write a few words about 2020. However, I am here now, very much in the spirit of better late than never, to give you an update on my knitting progress plus… Continue reading Knitting progress and lockdown breakfasts

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Teeny tiny revolutions

I believe that successful knitting consists of equal parts of obedience and rebellion; for example, starting my Fairisle Tank Top I obediently worked two by two ribbing in my main colour, but rebelled by stopping short of the required four inches. Turns out three and a half inches counts as "enough ribbing" and the phrase… Continue reading Teeny tiny revolutions

Knitting · Stationery · Travel

Acquisitions at home and abroad

One of my aims this year is to buy yarn as and when I need it, with specific projects in mind. I am trying to be more focused on what I want to knit and the yarn best suited to each project. It turns out that doesn't preclude the occasional purchase on a whim. I've… Continue reading Acquisitions at home and abroad

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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 · 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