You know, it is no exaggeration to say that children’s art turns me into a rippling, coruscating lump of pure joy. (OK, I suppose it might be a slight exaggeration.) Here’s a drawing by the Oyster, which I’ve embroidered on calico with cotton threads.
Isn’t it marvellous? (I can say that, right, because it’s [...]
I’ve never been much of a one for slogans on my clothes.
That’s an understatement. Actually, I pretty consistently avoid wearing anything with words on it. I don’t object to other people doing so, you understand – although I do have a veritable phobia of designs that feature random, vapid phrases (T-shirts with “essential [...]
So, you remember a couple of Sundays ago, I showed you some Lorna’s Laces sock yarn, and posited that the next thing I cast on might be a sock?
See that up there? That’s a Spring Forward sock, that is, cast on last week. I’ve had my eye on the pattern for ages, and [...]
My sister’s best college friend is from Kolkata (aka Calcutta), in India. When she went there for a visit, I gave her money and said, “Silk. You know the sort of thing I like.”
And she did. Isn’t it gorgeous? It is so GREEEEEEEEEEEEEN and so PEEEEEEEEEEEEENK.
I can’t remember how much fabric there [...]
I am not the world’s greatest finisher of craft projects. I am also, truth be told, not the world’s greatest starter of craft projects. In fact, far too many of my projects reside only in my head, where they are no use to man or beast.
But let me talk about finishing.
The photograph [...]
Last Thursday, as my husband’s uncle David was at work, a blood clot travelled to his heart and extinguished his life. He was 55. On Sunday, my mother’s cousin Helen lost her battle with cancer, at the age of 43.
So this week, I will not be blogging much. I will be be going to [...]
Another month gone! I can’t believe it.
In fact, I don’t believe it. Here at String Revolution, I’m pretty sure it’s still Mayish. But since lots of people seem to be under the impression that 2009 is 75% over, I suppose we’ll be polite and row in behind that gentle fiction.
This here blog [...]
Here are two skeins of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd’s Sock, which I bought in This Is Knit a long, long time ago.
I’m embarrassed (how interesting) to confess that I’ve made a grand total of – count them – two socks in my time. One pair, to be precise. Socks seem to have an almost [...]