It is a while since I last wrote about anything woolly, so I thought I would do a bit of a round up of my recent knitting adventures. I am generally quite a slow knitter, so it was a pleasure to buck this trend by rattling off some smaller pieces for my sister. She has … Continue reading On and off the needles…
The British summer is well and truly with us. In the UK we have been in the throws of a heatwave. But however warm it may be, it is never too hot to knit. One particularly welcome aspect of the summer is the arrival of the tennis grass court season. I love to watch tennis … Continue reading On and off the needles: I’ve got the knitting – bring on the tennis
On the face of it, this post is about knitting. But fear not all ye non-knitters. There's a lesson here for everyone.... It has been a while since I posted an update about any of my knitting projects. I was starting to think about what I might write on this topic, when fate intervened. I … Continue reading What Would You Do?
I wrote last year (here and here) about one of my mega knitting projects that was hugely enjoyable, albeit rather time consuming. I am pleased to say that I finally finished knitting my Soumak Shawl shortly before Christmas. I then made the most of watching The Crown on Netflix (a fabulous production, by the way) … Continue reading Off the needles
I finished this Japanese flower shawl a few weeks ago, and the first opportunity to block it came only recently. I was slightly worried that it would take me forever to block, because I assumed that I would need to pin every single petal. Happily, this turned out not to be the case - the … Continue reading Off the Hook
There are many things in life we tend to take for granted. For those of us with full sight capacity, including the ability to see colour, it is hard to imagine what life must be like without access to the full spectrum. This video gives some insight to this, however. I love the reactions of … Continue reading “Colour is Life”*