A little self-knowledge is a valuable thing and I have come to the conclusion that I am not one of life’s natural knitters. Would that I were. Oh to effortlessly slip from my needles exquisite lace shawls, historically accurate river ganseys and drawers and drawers of colourful, fine-gauged socks. I have tried to improve my… Continue reading Not a natural knitter
Despite the perceived wisdom, research has shown that women are pretty good at navigating. They just have a different approach to men, often relying on landmarks. If I’m embarking on a journey that I undertake infrequently I certainly rely heavily on key physical features: The park, the petrol station, the shark in the rooftop. Not… Continue reading Stop Knitting at the Shark
Good Evening dear reader, may I ask you a question? Does making make you happy? Making makes me happy. So much so that I have quite a few things on the go here at Start-A-Project-Central. There’s a bit of knitting : It’s a scarf and it’s a bit longer than this now but I have… Continue reading Pockets for Pleasure
Goodness me, easily one of the longest makes in my personal history. I don’t know about you guys but much of my sewing is solitary, squished as it is into school hours. To stop myself from going completely doolally Radio 4 is my non-judgmental and constant companion. Often for months after a make I can… Continue reading doolally denim
Can I fashion something better out of nothing more than my wits and a couple of old skirts? It’s going to have to be robust enough to stand up to my elderly cat using me as a scratching post my chronic inability to stop myself wiping my hands down my left-hand side much household bleaching… Continue reading What’s wrong with the old one?
Or, as I’ve already been (very happily) rumbled, more of a little reveal of a big thing: It’s a rug. Well, part of a rug. A rug in progress. She’s atop another colossal crochet creation that adorns our living room floor and is much loved by cats and kids alike. The idea for creating on… Continue reading The big reveal
Nope, your eyes do not deceive you. She weighs in at a whopping one kilo and she’s not finished yet. Px