lucky me

lucky me


i feel like i’ve been complaining a lot recently. although i’ve got a lot on my mind lately, and a lot of irritating & stressful things to deal with, sometimes i feel like i should try to focus more on the good things that i have (because despite my current trials & tribulations, i am {…Continue Reading}

the bluebird of happiness

the bluebird of happiness


it seems that although i metaphorically have the blues at the moment, i’ve got them literally as well, with everything in shades of blue. i’ve been working on spinning up the “bluebird” colourway of the hipknits merino/silk fibre, and have about a quarter of the fibre left to spin. this fibre is making me happy {…Continue Reading}

absent in more ways than one


i’ve been away from blogging for longer than i had intended. i posted earlier about mental health – because i have a condition which is ongoing, it’s easy to assume that when i’m feeling bad (physically or mentally) it’s just because i’m going through a particularly low period, and not look for another explanation. now, {…Continue Reading}

off the radar

off the radar


i seem to have disappeared again…i have been occupying myself with several things: spinning up the rest of the merino silk for the icarus shawl; working on baudelaire; knitting some plain cashmere toe-ups from the rest of the arisaig yarn; starting a plain top-down raglan for the resident sock appreciator; and just generally being weird, {…Continue Reading}

long overdue thank yous

long overdue thank yous


i received another package from my lovely (& still unknown!) knitty secret pal today, which made me realise that since i’ve been a bit out of it for a while now, i completely forgot to a) say thank you for the last package s/he sent me, and b) post any pictures of the goodies! bad, {…Continue Reading}

look on my works...

look on my works…


ok, so i’m no ozymandias, but look at this… i’m knitting with my own handspun. how cool is that??? specs: the icarus shawl from interweave knits (summer 2006), in handspun merino/silk blend from hipknits. so far i’ve spun 100g (nearly 400) yards of an almost-sock-weight yarn. modifications: not sure yet, but there will be many, {…Continue Reading}

still here, more or less

still here, more or less


lately, the black dog has me. i’ve been hesitant about blogging about this, mainly because of the feeling that it’s extremely private. but the more i think about it, the more i realise that this feeling of “privacy”is more to do with embarrassment. partly because i know that my blog is mainly read by the {…Continue Reading}

comfort, with a "C"

comfort, with a “C”


it’s been a difficult week here, for various reasons – life just seems to have me beat at the moment. i needed something to soothe & calm me, so i’ve been seeking comfort, with a capital “C”. Cashmere, hot Chocolate, and (of Course) Cat(s) (although the other one declined to be photographed). more posts next {…Continue Reading}

how could i resist?

how could i resist?


although i’m already working on way too many socks… i just had to sign up for sock wars. what a great idea….let the battle commence!!

i'm so boring.

i’m so boring.


this: is how much tv i watched last night. i really should be doing something more exciting with my friday nights. perhaps i need a more active social life??