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

Knitting

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

Fashion · Knitting

Why, what and wow!

There are three things on my mind today, aside from the usual. First, why has the fashion world forgotten that legs reach to the top of the heel whilst arms finish at the wrist? The 'street style' shot above from Copenhagen Fashion Week illustrates the point - sleeves too long, trousers too short. I can… Continue reading Why, what and wow!

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

A cast-on, an update, and a modification

THE CAST-ON On New Year's Day I finished the socks I had been working on seemingly forever, and I put away my sock-knitting project bag so that I could concentrate on the Gaudi cardigan. Then my sister appeared wearing the beautiful hat she had whipped up in a trice from the Noodle Soup Yarns skein… Continue reading A cast-on, an update, and a modification

Knitting · Norwich · Nostalgia

Late autumn in Norwich

We have hit late autumn now and the leaves are steadily departing from the trees, a good number of them are gathering by my garage for some reason. The days are mainly bright and sunny, and temperatures remain good which has been the pattern in recent years. Norwich is lovely in the autumn. A couple… Continue reading Late autumn in Norwich