‘Inspiring’ Quote, Alison? No Thanks

Friday 30th November 2012

In the spirit of the impending festive season… Here is something that I simply do not ‘get’ – yes, I know I am fluffy and sparkly but come on, we all know that I am still a...

The Killing: there is no knitting

Monday 26th November 2012

I am a late adopter.  It was years before I got an iPhone and I still don’t have a lap-top. So when I heard, sometime after it was over, about a cult Danish TV programme called The Killing, I...

Gratutitous Dog Picture

Saturday 24th November 2012

Rupert has so few possessions.  His chief prize is his hand-knitted felted sleeping bag.  I know a lot of dogs don’t have many ‘things’ – a bed, a blanket, a few toys maybe....

‘Dear Robert, I have a great urge to knit something for you.’

Friday 23rd November 2012

This post isn’t about knitting by the way, it is about the literature of World War Two. I have just finished ‘Nella Last’s War’. Nella Last was a housewife who lived in...

The gift of knitting

Tuesday 20th November 2012

If someone you know – or you, even – lives within striking distance of TA7 8BE (Puriton, Somerset) and they or you might like some private knitting tuition, I am now offering one-to-one...

Here’s a fun game: top things you don’t want to hear at a workshop

Saturday 17th November 2012

Top things you don’t want to hear at a workshop from your teacher, as a participant: 1) Well, I’ve never knitted this let alone taught it, I have no idea why you’d want to knit it,...

Two Years of Blogging

Wednesday 14th November 2012

It’s been two years since I started this blog.  I can’t believe it.  This means it is also two years since I was released back into the wild from The Public-Sector Financial...

Remembrance

Sunday 11th November 2012

Remembrance Sunday always reminds me of my father.  He was a soldier in WW2, and as a very young man, was taken prisoner by the Japanese, who held him captive in a POW camp.  Dad’s...

Books; and the book club. RIP.

Friday 9th November 2012

I have been knitting a lot for some up-coming events and for kits.  Kits.  I’m having a re-think about kits on the site, by the way.  I think there may be a better way.  I’m a slow...

New Workshops in 2013

Thursday 8th November 2012

The first 3 workshops of 2013 are all full so I have just added 3 new dates for later in the year.  There is a Shibori Knitted Felt day, making the ‘Bump Bag’, on 28 September and also...