Tag Archive: knitting

Reading Round-up (now fortified with knitting and library news)

by

I’ve been purchasing! I really can’t afford it, but BARGAINS! I was looking for all the Tommy and Tuppences. Amazon had the price for one book as £7.99, and I got the whole… Continue reading

Jumpers are finished quickly when I’m too stressed to read.

by

Ahhhhhhh!!!!! Can’t read! My mind has all the calm of a herd of Tasmanian Devils riding a Waltzer. On the upside, being strung out on nerves and unable to read means I have… Continue reading

New books and a wearable mountain

by

I had never heard of Nicola Barker, but a random Tweet led to a Guardian article, and that led to me ordering this book. And like many good second hand books, it came… Continue reading

Feminism, football and festivals.

by

So far, my #20 Books of Summer progress has being thwarted from all sides. First it was Wimbledon. Then, missing Clare Balding’s daily tennis updates, I tuned in on Tuesday night to watch… Continue reading

Life after books – what do you do?

by

I’ve recently started working as a part-time warden in a homeless hostel. When it’s quiet, I can’t really read – tempting a prospect as that might be, as I have to keep half… Continue reading

The Enemy of Reading

by

  I had such good intentions of attempting #20 books of Summer, and have a stack of novels lined up for various readalongs I’m either in the middle of or planning to join… Continue reading

What do Edgar Allan Poe, Parisian strollers and knitting have in common? Read on…

by

Last week the latest edition of Interweave’s Knitting Traditions magazine plopped through the letter box, and it had my article and knitting patterns in it – hoorah, fame at last! I wrote an article about… Continue reading

Knitting with Dickens

by

I’ve spent the past couple of weeks with my brow knotted, writing knitting patterns for an American craft magazine. It’s all a little scary and official, but actually quite satisfying to get the… Continue reading

Show Some Self-Respect: Happy birthday Will!

by

Today is Will Self’s birthday – Happy birthday Will! In celebration of this special day I’ve knitted a little Will Self wearing a Barbour jacket like the one he wore in ‘Walking To… Continue reading

Well, where would you take Marcel Proust and Virginia Woolf for a great day out?

by

A couple of weekends ago my daughter and I caught the early National Express coach from Swansea to London and went to the Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley. Despite copious packed lunch… Continue reading