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FO: Priha socks (Tour De Sock warm up)

Guess what? More finished socks! I feel like I’ve knit nothing but socks for months, but at this time of year I don’t want big heavy projects as they make me too hot to work on, so socks are perfect. 868 more words


Fair Isle trip: Midnight storm

During my two weeks on Fair Isle, I was volunteering at the Bird Observatory bar. This meant that I could cover my accommodation costs by working in the evenings and go birding during the day. 857 more words

It's longer than I thought

So, I’ve had this Crazed Scandinavian Cowl on the go for a while now, and after a long pause to write an essay, a literature review, a briefing paper and a project initiation document, go on holiday, … 238 more words

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Fair Isle trip: Killer experience

The population of Fair Isle is around 55. On the day that I arrived on Fair Isle, two guests stopping at the Fair Isle Bird Observatory accommodation were getting married. 480 more words

River Fire Hat

So, there still hasn’t been a whole lot going on around here. My life has been fairly quiet – which is the way I like it. 399 more words

Eagle Clarke - master of migration

In his two volumes of ‘Studies in Bird Migration’ (1912), Eagle Clarke published the results of groundwork – 47 weeks in lighthouses and a lightship, and 14 weeks on St Kilda and Ushant – which established foundations for much subsequent work on migration through Britain. 261 more words

Getting back on the horse . . .

Well, my friends, it’s time . . . to get back to regular posting, I mean, as I finally caught up with your kind and thoughtful comments!   1,604 more words