Indecision…

"The problem," says Elizabeth Gilbert, "...is that we cannot choose everything simultaneously. So we live in danger of becoming paralyzed by indecision, terrified that every choice might be the wrong choice."   But then, Neil Gaiman (a person I gush over regularly, unlike Elizabeth Gilbert, who, though okay, is given to bromides) says: "Face your…

On knitting

I'm a terrible knitter. I'm dead slow. I regularly drop stitches  - in fact, so regularly, one could argue they could be part of the pattern, if they weren't so varied in size. I lose track of patterns, I forget where I am. I once knitted a hat that was shaped like a Mobius Strip…

Hooking my way through the year…

I've recently started rug-hooking. It's the thing these days, post crewel embroidery... I sit in my living room, decorated by the crewel panels my mother did, copying her activity, only I pull little loops through the linen with a tiny hook instead of passing a needle through. It's part of my fibre education - sewing,…

Knitting stories together

I'm a terrible knitter. I struggle through easy patterns, drop stitches with gay abandon, restart projects after unpicking them all the way back, and eventually end up with something approximating what I started out to do. Almost. One of the first scarves I knit was for my son. I was knitting while I was distracted…