Category: Misc

  • Darn it 2

    It only took me nearly 4 months to get round to putting the instructions I linked to in my last post into action. It’s a bit fiddly, and I’m not sure how comfortable it will be in a shoe, but I think it works.

  • A different take on organisation This article has put into words my sense of unease about the shortcomings of the Bullet Journal system: I don’t actually want all my notes in one place. Love the metaphor of the accompanying mountain.

  • Commonplace

    In the last few months I’ve been reading a lot about notebooks, planners and various ways of organising life in an analogue way. The digital way, whether digital calendar or task list, just doesn’t suit me. It has to be pens and notebooks all the way. One of the things I kept reading about was…

  • A yarn-free zone

    A yarn-free zone

    Pens Although most of my communication happens through a keyboard or a phone, there are still quite a number of things I have to write by hand: cards, letters for work, notes to teachers. I find I think differently when I’m writing to when I’m typing. The physicality of it and the slowness mean the…

  • And the winner is…

    …Malabrigo, and a shawl from Strickmitt! Thanks to Beks for the inspiration. I got the ebook with four shawls in and I’ll have a look and decide which one I’m actually going to knit.

  • Blog Week announced

    Eskimimi has announced the dates of the annual knitting and crochet blog week: I’m looking forward to it. Should be able to manage a few posts again.

  • Decisions made

    This was the scene when I got out my stash to look it over and decide what to knit next. Mr H came into the room, took one look at this lot and disappeared upstairs muttering about an early night. There are 364 sock patterns in my Ravelry library, so it took quite a while…

  • In brief

    It has been a busy couple of months. Here are the highlights, because I guess it is better to write briefly than not at all. I finished my old job just after a very hectic Christmas We’ve moved house There was trouble with the kitchen floor (but I’d really rather not talk about it in…

  • 3rd Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week

    I think I may well have a shot at this:

  • Sleeve

    The sleeves of the cardigan are growing. It looks as though one ball per sleeve will be sufficient, so no faffing about with dye-lot changing. This week I am reading: Heartless by Gail Carriger “A novel of Vampires, Werewolves and Teapots”. Little Women by Louisa M Alcott – a re-read of a favourite from my…