Promoting Yarn Shop Events

Thursday 7th February 2019

Yarn shop owners, and people who attend yarn shop events, this is for you. On my new website, I have a courses page and each month I will feature a selection of 3 events on the Feature facility of my...

Films, Late January/Early February

Tuesday 5th February 2019

More films. I went to see Glass, as I mentioned in my last film review post.  It was *OK*.  Better than Split and not as good as Unbreakable.  It has the feel of a very low-budget film (aside from...

Maybe, Baby

Friday 1st February 2019

Maybe, Baby is a new design that debuted at Knit Camp in November 2018. A few basics: It is a sweater-top capelet. It is knitted in the round and also flat. I rate it as easy – moderate. It...

Hat Workshop, 7 March 2020

Wednesday 30th January 2019

I am celebrating my new website by launching a new event for 2020.  Hat Day, which will be on 7 March 2020.  Here it is. A hat is a humble accessory.  But I love them because they are fast to...

Films

Tuesday 29th January 2019

The latest films I have been to see or have watched on Netflix or Prime. Stan and Ollie. Just go. It’s lovely, gentle, funny, touching, interesting and well acted.  The actors who play Laurel...

Film Review

Wednesday 16th January 2019

I watch a lot of films, and no, they are not all Hallmark, though I do love a big dose of schmaltz. Don’t you? I watch these mainly on Netflix and Prime, also BBC iplayer, but in 2019 I am also...

Newsletter Alert!

Wednesday 16th January 2019

My January Newsletter just went out, so if you think you ought to have seen it, check your spam folder and/or ask me to make sure you are on the list. If you want to go onto the list, please let me...

Art or Craft?

Tuesday 1st January 2019

We knitters are practical folk.  There is no virtue to us, really, in a random knitting project that will not have a practical purpose.  Our labours are aimed at producing A Thing that someone will...

Dear Diary: the Christmas edit

Friday 21st December 2018

Knit Camp week:  time, as always before a BIG THING that I have to do, assumes odd dual-personality and both slows down to snail-pace and also speeds up.  Note that hours drag, but days fly. Wish I...

Conversations With Lily: The Windsor Half Marathon

Friday 30th November 2018

5.50 am on the morning of the event.  Lily and I meet on the landing. Me:  morning. Lily: Me: Later, dressed and in the kitchen. Me:  porridge or banana or both? Lily: *elaborate urging noise* I...