Late May re-set

The end of May is fast approaching and I feel the need for a re-set day, a re-framing as we move towards summer. This hasn't been the most decisive month for me and an adjustment in my attitude would be beneficial. Suddenly there are a lot of little things that I'm yearning to do. Take,…

In my knitting lexicon

I have put in the work on my sleeveless cardigan, growing it steadily, enjoying the knitting and, when it came to the border, the crocheting. Now it is as close to being finished as it will ever be. There are a few ends hanging loose, but that doesn't matter because I'm going to frog it.…

April ascending

I don't know about you, but I feel the year is just hitting its stride, so April feels like a bit of a new beginning. Then again, I've felt like that the first couple of days of every month this year and the feeling hasn't lasted. I've worked quite hard on my sleeveless cardi and…

So far, so good

I'm enjoying my new knitting project so far. The Riverknits Nene yarn is 100% Blue-faced Leicester wool, beautifully soft and lustrous, a joy to work with. This counts as a luxury yarn in my knitting world. The colourway translates to blackberry branch, or bramble as I'd call it, and it is remiscent of knitting that…

Here I go again

Here I am, all set to cast on a new knit. I've got the needles, I've got the book, and I've spent a productive couple of hours this morning winding balls of wool from skeins. I'm pleased to say my shoulder didn't grumble at all over its winding duties, which must mean my lighten-the-load efforts…