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Cast Away

My mum taught me to knit when I was a teenager. I picked up the basic knitting stitch but little else – I never had the patience to persevere with learning casting on and off. 696 more words


Meher Baba Samadhi

A coaster size rendering of Meher Baba’s Tomb image. Designed by my husband :) and happily knitted by me.

Because it’s double knit, it shows the right side (above), while the other side of the coaster shows the left side: 29 more words

Meher Baba

The first jumper

All beginner knitters start with a scarf. It is the easiest thing to do: no increasing or decreasing, you just keep going for as long as you want the scarf to be. 746 more words


A child's hat

If you want to get beyond a scarf and think a jumper is too much of a challenge, try to knit a hat. It is all about the decreasing, which is just successively knitting two switches together according to the pattern and so much easier than increasing. 172 more words


Leg warmers

As a freelance journalist, I work from home most of the time. This has its benefits – for a start, being able to do every school run with my six-year-old daughter, and take her to after-school clubs. 663 more words


A pause

There has been a long silence on the blog due to me having (slightly unexpectedly) decided to do a Masters in Librarianship and Information Science. Which took up all the time I formerly thought of as ‘spare’ and also some that really wasn’t spare at all. 339 more words


Happy Holidays!

Let me start with my “tree”. Here is my cat for perspective. No, my cat is not 5′ tall, the “tree” is 15″ tall, including the pot. 829 more words