Monthly Archives: February 2007

My mind’s gone.

Just a little bit mad, about 30° askew from reality. It’s all your fault, the praise for my sweater (I will wear it to Pilates tonight) was the last straw. As evidence I offer: Eunny’s Endpaper Mitts in Jamieson and … Continue reading

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Success: it’s not just string after all.

That’s Sundara‘s aran silky merino in a non-repeatable colour, black over blue used to make Wendy’s ‘Something Red‘. I had 5 skeins, 1000 yds of the yarn and used about 3 1/2. I have plans for the rest… this stuff … Continue reading

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Exemplar

As in ‘concrete example of knitwear design’. This is a sweater chosen for me by the consultant at Liberty, after she’d assessed my character and body shape. Note (if you can from the bad photo) that it’s marginally too big … Continue reading

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As promised

How to build a sourdough starter. First, a bit of knitting for those who aren’t interested in bread…The Alligator (pronounced ‘amalgamator’ in this household. Don’t ask.) Socks in his chosen yarn, Lorna’s Laces in ‘Forest’. The instep is a twisted … Continue reading

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“Are you spinning?”

“Yes. Why do you ask?”“Because there’s this frequent sound of dropping something.”“IT’S NOT FREQUENT.”* He was sitting downstairs on the sofa and I was sitting in my chair in front of the monitor listening to back issues of Quirky Nomads … Continue reading

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Travel Chaos

It’s so frustrating. I’ve been thinking, I have so many ideas I need to crystallise as words on… whatever this is. It’s not paper, it’s better (for this) because I can add pictures so easily. I have a duff toe … Continue reading

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Thank you

For your compliments. Honestly. You’ve all got remarkably good timing, too… it’s been a difficult week so far. First, we’ve had an outbreak of electricians which, with unerring lack of intelligence (see? My fairy godmother gave me a bust. When … Continue reading

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