Tag Archive: knitting

Hermione’s Successful Scarf and Lucy’s Failed Top

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Knitting update! Here is the Fairisle top that featured in the last post – I had finished it, bar the ribbing around the neck. I looked at it. I thought, meh, I’m not sure… Continue reading

Agatha Christie, a duck, and nightshift knitting

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I’m still working so much I’m not sure of my own age (I told someone I was 43, when I’m 42) and with all the heat simmering my brain until soft(er), I actually… Continue reading

It’s beginning to look a lot like Dickens

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Regular readers of this blog will know that I like to do a spot of knitting. At the beginning of the year I was asked by Interweave if I’d write patterns for some… Continue reading

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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?

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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

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  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…

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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