Where Has February Gone?

Seriously. Where? I know it’s a short month, but it has zoomed by in a blur of flu, work and attempts to keep up with my hobbies. I have read, it turns out, four books in February. Who knew!? Tracking in Goodreads is rather helpful!! Heads or Tails, Leslie Gordon The Improbability of Love, Hannah…

Two Quick Book Reviews

Happiness for Humans by P. Z. Reizin This book came courtesy of Net Galley, as so many do. I found premise of this book so interesting, and mildly alarming if I actually allowed myself to think about it. The general theme being what if artificial intelligence became sentient and started doing things. Largely benign things,…

18 in 2018

I’ve been inspired by the Happier podcast, I have decided to put together a list of 18 things I’d like to do in 2018. I’ve had to work hard to not let my inner Calvinist make all these about meeting external expectations and working harder. I want them to be about making my life, and…

WIP Wednesday

There is only one project I have on the go at the moment, and it is a beautiful cowl in Eden Cottage Whitfell Chunky. The pattern I’m using is Julianne Smith’s Burberry Inspired Cowl Neck Scarf. I am really enjoying this pattern. It’s straightforward but really effective. I can already see how cosy and delicious…

Parenting, Knitting, and Slowing Down

Like everything, my knitting moves so slowly these days. It is something I have struggled to get used to. The overall need to embrace slow living, that came with the advent of Small into my life. Once I could have succumbed to the frustration I feel in how long these socks are taking to knit….

WIP Wednesday 

Time for a knitting update! It will be short and sweet. After my decision to frog the cardigan for Small, I have one project really. My stocking stitch socks in some West Yorkshire Spinners sock yarn, bought from BritYarn. The main sock is in Peacock and the cuffs, heels and toes are in Blue Raspberry….

Knitting Update: Giving Up

My husband and I both have hobbies which, sometimes, cause us stress. The line we quote back and forth as appropriate is “This is meant to be fun!”  Fellow knitters will understand the types of stress I am talking about. An unexpected inability to count to 5. Gauge swatches that lie. Mixing dyelots. Accidental felting….

Review: Knit Mitts by Kate Atherley

Courtesy of the nice people at Netgalley, I had the opportunity to investigate a new book by Kate Atherley, Knit Mitts. This will be published on 26 October 2017 and cost $23.99 in the US. If I am able to track down information on publication outside the US, I will update the end of the…