Knitting · Stationery

Just things and stuff

It's been a slow couple of weeks Chez Pamela. If you read the blog regularly you will have noticed that the posts have been rather sporadic. This doesn't mean that my general progress has halted, although it has slowed to the pace of the trains which rumble along the track near my flat, often stopping… Continue reading Just things and stuff

Knitting

If I should smile in sweet surprise

Today is my 61st birthday, which I've been referring to as "Sweet 61" for some time now. In honour of this, and with some creative transposing of figures, I've borrowed my title from Neil Sedaka's 1961 release "Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen". I wish I could stop viewing song lyrics from my youth through the sensitive… Continue reading If I should smile in sweet surprise

Knitting

When it’s right

I'm not sure if it's the best way to check whether you are on the right track, but it seems to me that the ease with which you accomplish a task is a general indicator of how well that task fits with your natural inclinations. The speed with which I whipped through the leg and… Continue reading When it’s right

Knitting · Kojak

How calm the sea, how bright the stars

One of my favourite episodes of Kojak comes in Season 3 and has the title "How cruel the frost, how bright the stars" which I feel must be a quote from a poem, but I can't find any evidence to support this theory. It is a Christmas episode - always my favourites - and follows… Continue reading How calm the sea, how bright the stars

Craft · Knitting

Six Socks For 2021

I have come to the conclusion that my sock drawer is going to need a refresh after this winter and, with this firmly in mind, I have been sorting through my stash to see which yarns I should use. Now, I will point out that my title "Six Socks for 2021" has been chosen with… Continue reading Six Socks For 2021

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

Knitting

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