My Other Life

Monday 5th August 2019

Not, I am afraid, as interesting as that title might suggest.  Sorry, as ever, to disappoint. But I do have another life, beyond, or maybe beside knitting. Before I came to knitting, my child, I had...

Blog Up-Date; Films – summer

Wednesday 31st July 2019

Again with the blogging fail.  I see it is the last day of July so I am blogging today (instead of say, next week) so I do not miss a month.  The old blog archives from 2010 onward disappeared when...

Dear Diary: the dachshund edit

Tuesday 25th June 2019

A few extracts from my (fictional) diary – the content is real, I just don’t really write it down.  The time-scale is huge. Here is Rupert, dozing in the rare sunshine, this summer: 2nd...

What’s Been Occurring?

Monday 3rd June 2019

Hi there, world. I used to be Little Miss Blog-Alot.  Now I don’t, so much.  Why, Ali? Well, I see site traffic so I know people visit me, but the blog is very quiet and it seems a bit...

WIP Amnesty Day 2019 and the Tale of Jenny’s Cardigan

Friday 19th April 2019

This year, for the first time, we held a WIP amnesty day.  Instead of the usual 7 or 8 attendees, we had 14 knitters here and so we used both downstairs rooms.  The concept was:  bring a WIP or...

Films – late March/early April

Wednesday 3rd April 2019

No cinema films other than one late screening of a release that is about 2 years old.  I saw Puzzle as it was an ‘if you missed this first time round’ screening at Scotts.  But you can...

New Products on The Site

Thursday 21st March 2019

I am slowly adding products to the website. I have started with Pom-Poms, a chunky, subtly sparkly hat (or scarf) yarn, called Lady Lame (pronounced laa-may, not lame), and a lovely, soft 100% pure...

I am Teaching in Cornwall!

Tuesday 19th March 2019

One of the projects I am teaching here in April at the Embellishments Workshops is the icord-edge shawl.  And these are fully booked.  So I am teaching it – just focusing on the icord shawl...

Films, late February – mid-March

Tuesday 19th March 2019

It’s been a bit slow in terms of going to the pictures.  There has been little I really wanted to see, but this week I did go and see Fighting With My Family.  Now, hear me out.  It’s...

Netlix / Prime Films and Green Book

Monday 25th February 2019

Most recently, I went to the pictures to see Green Book. Last night it won best film Oscar.  Edited:  I have read a lot of critiques on Green Book, focusing on the way it has a simplistic...