New Month, New Stuff

It's October, you guys. October which I promptly re-christened as Socktober, because I taught myself to knit socks on the loom - did I tell you guys about this? - and I ordered chunky yarn from my favourite shop with one million and three varieties of yarn and wool. I can knit socks now. There, I've told… Continue reading New Month, New Stuff

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Another Interlude

I've been beavering away recently. The Etsy store isn't going to replenish itself, and I sold out one item (although in all fairness it did only have one copy of that particular item). I've been finding loose pages to make book art, and digging back through past stories on here to find things for blackout… Continue reading Another Interlude

Word Crush Monday: Pearl-McPhee

Okay, it's Monday, and I know it's supposed to be an Off-the-Hook day, but I spent a lot of time actually doing the knitting and far less time doing the photos. I did finish a scarf, almost, I just need to bind off. Just so we're clear, I started on Friday night, ran out of yarn… Continue reading Word Crush Monday: Pearl-McPhee

Off the Hook, Round 3

Last week I commented that I was trialling the fewer-posts-per-week thing. Turns out I don't like it, and it's not really working for me. I think I shall resume the daily posts, 7 per week, as usual. I came back into the posts listing and there was just a gap. Three posts last week -… Continue reading Off the Hook, Round 3

Off the Hook Monday, Round 1

I'm back! I spent three days partially crook at home, sore throat that is tickling again. I also spent a bit of time ruminating over where this blog is headed - a mini hiatus, really - and decided the Word Crush Monday wasn't doing it for me. Instagram seems like a good place for quotes,… Continue reading Off the Hook Monday, Round 1

Over Coffee: 49

If we were having coffee, I'd be hurriedly tucking away a skein of wool and turning down the German pop music before you get here. I've just taught myself how to make a hat - unfortunately, I picked the wrong loom size and the wrong weight of wool, so now I have an infant-sized hat… Continue reading Over Coffee: 49

Letters to Euturpe: 49

Today I began a fun new project: loom knitting. It's magic. I'm trying to teach myself, and so far I think I'm doing OK, which possibly means I'm five peg-stitches away from mucking it all up. I began trying to make a hat, but then midway realized I was on a too small loom for… Continue reading Letters to Euturpe: 49