and it started so well


well, i had what i thought was an extremely productive start to the day. even though i’m still feeling ill, and it was pouring rain, i dragged myself (& pup) out for a run, and managed the second workout from week five of the “couch to 5k” (although this week is kicking my butt – {…Continue Reading}

a gray day

a gray day


not much progress on any front today, as i’ve come down with a throat so sore it feels like i’m swallowing bits of glass. plus, it’s an extremely gray day – rainy, windy, and wet. but at least i can see this from my window… i love the sea, and the view was the main {…Continue Reading}

vintage knits

vintage knits


because i don’t already have enough projects on the needles, i’ve joined the vintage knit-along. i love vintage clothing & vintage patterns, but have yet to try & knit anything vintage. and once again, there’s the offer of prizes… i loves me some prizes! now i just have to a) finish something that i’m already {…Continue Reading}

bandwagonesque

bandwagonesque


yet another pair of jaywalkers, posted in response to another offer of prizes! i’m a sucker for those prizes… here are the jaywalkers, as i often find them, under attack.the dog, alas, has a bit of a fetish for hand-knitted socks, and the more expensive the yarn, the better – he especially likes koigu. so {…Continue Reading}

mail catch-up

mail catch-up


now i’m no longer blogless, i can catch up on thanks for some of the exciting snail mail i’ve been getting! first up is my most amazing knitty secret pal, who started off this SP round with the incredible gift of a skein of handmaiden 4-ply silk/cashmere… wow. i’ve wanted to try this yarn for {…Continue Reading}

a work in progress

a work in progress


so i thought i’d start off by making my knitting skills look as impressive as i possibly could by showing off my most complicated work in progress (without revealing that my other works in progress are ribbed sleeves for a sweater and more pairs of socks than i could ever possibly wear, unless i were {…Continue Reading}

yes, i’ve caved.


well, not being a trend-follower, i’ve tried not to have a blog for months… but have been tempted into it by kerrie’s 30 things contest – i mean, who wouldn’t want to win £30 worth of hipknits yarn?? so to start off the blog, and by way of introducing myself, here’s my 30 things:1. i {…Continue Reading}