What would Doris do? and a bit of mid-summer musing

Monday 30th May 2011

Yes, my new default question:  what would Doris do?  In tricky, stressful or funny moments, I’m finding this is a comforting question because the answer is so ridiculous and it’s highly...

Nutcracker (and also, is it odd to feel a bit Christmassy in May…?)

Friday 27th May 2011

You know I was MAD to see this in London: Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker. Well, it’s only on in Cardiff too, in late November – not officially The Christmas Season which starts, as you...

Doris Day, I love you!

Thursday 26th May 2011

I do love Doris, don’t you? And I am slowly transforming into Doris (apart from the maturity issue, yes, yes, but let’s not be picky.  Or mean).  For example, I’m blond.  Yes I...

Two new knits – and resistance

Tuesday 24th May 2011

I’ve finished two new knits, both show-casing this Saturday at Lazy Luxury Lace. First up is Bubble Pop Electric.  This is a comforter length neck wrap, using Kidsilk Haze and Pure Wool 4 Ply,...

Fashion show with Martin Storey, 20 October

Sunday 22nd May 2011

In a rare outbreak of knitting-related posting – this being a knitting blog, after all, despite evidence to the contrary – I share with you some exciting news.  I’m doing a joint...

Still dreaming of the ballet…

Sunday 22nd May 2011

Cinderella by Matthew Bourne was amazing.  I am still filled with the visions it conjured up.  We go to the theatre quite a lot, and about half our theatre going is to see ballet and dance, but I...

Finished Object – but not by me

Saturday 21st May 2011

  Behold.  Gorgeous, sparkly, slightly lacy cuffs, knitted by a participant in the last Court Cottage workshop which was all about cuffs and mittens.   I love the shades Nicola chose along with...

A room of one’s own – and camping

Thursday 19th May 2011

This eccentric building is The Shack.  It is located in the grounds of Mottistone Manor, on the Isle of Wight.  If you go to the island, there are some ‘must do’ things, such as marvel...

Body clock, early mornings and flowers

Tuesday 17th May 2011

One of the things I love about winter time is how it affects my body clock.  When it gets dark early and stays dark late, I can sleep.  In the summer, not so much.  I have been like this for many...

Teaching dates at Spin-a-Yarn, Devon

Saturday 14th May 2011

I’m teaching three new classes at Spin-a-Yarn, Bovey Tracey, Devon in the autumn and winter. On the 15 September I am teaching Little Luxury Knits, in which we learn to love Kidsilk Haze, add...