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Archive for November, 2010

Socks and snow

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

As you can see I’m now making a start on the second ugly sock. Actually, if I’m honest with you, it looks much uglier in the photo than it does in the flesh. Truth be told, I rather like it. Here’s hoping my brother will too. One thing he won’t do is appreciate how much […]

A much needed dose of serenity.

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

As I am sewing-machineless at the moment and a bit frazzled after a weekend of teenagers at other than their best behaviour, I’ve been snatching some hand-quilting time this morning. I say snatching, because there really are a zillion other things that I should be doing. That said, I need some calm in my life […]

Knitting is cool….it’s official!

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

This morning I was peacefully eating my croissant and drinking my coffee, quietly perusing the weekend paper, when an article caught my eye. Knitting is in, officially ‘in’, as reported by the NZZ – the Zürich newpaper. I should add that the NZZ is what we Brits would call a ‘heavy’. It isn’t a newspaper […]


Friday, November 19th, 2010

On Mondays I am always super-productive. Without even trying I work wonders and almost always achieve more than I set out to do. On Fridays it is inevitably the opposite. However hard I try, I can pretty much write off Fridays. Apart from a a nice run in the morning, I don’t seem to get […]

A slight lapse in self-discipline….but what the heck…

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Yesterday I finished the first luminous sock. I’m very happy with it…I hope it’s recipient will be too…although my husband was a little startled (well, OK read horror-struck!) when I casually threw into conversation who the sock was intended for. Sometimes I think he not only doesn’t understand me; he gives me the slightest inkling […]