A Sweater per Year | Vol. II

Pattern: No Frills Sweater by Petite Knit Yarn: Isager Higland Wool [colour: Denim Blue] and Isager Silk Mohair [colour: 44] Needles: 3mm and 4mm [More project details on Ravelry] Winter is looming, which means that it is time for my annual check-in here, to report that I’ve been able to knit myself a lovely little new sweater in timeContinue reading “A Sweater per Year | Vol. II”

Springhill Gardens Saturday

The view from my writing desk is stunning this morning, with all the trees in full bloom, and the sun shining in a glorious blue sky. This will hopefully make for a productive day of PhD writing, interrupted by a stroll through the park and a nice brunch with [c], to make the most ofContinue reading “Springhill Gardens Saturday”

In the Bleak Midwinter

Nothing is better than coming home to a warm, welcoming fire after a cold, stormy and rainy day out … … and nothing helps beating the January Blues better than a little touch of colour: Pattern: Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder Yarn: Hazel Knits Artisan Sock [colour: Poppy] Needles: 2.25mm [More project details on Ravelry] Three weeks intoContinue reading “In the Bleak Midwinter”

Happy New Year!

I have just returned to London after my annual Christmas hibernation in the Tyrolean Alps, which this year, was even better than usual: On Christmas Day morning, we woke up to one metre of freshly fallen snow which over night, had covered the mountains, trees, houses and stables in its silent white wintry sheets. TheContinue reading “Happy New Year!”

The Pier, the Lighthouse and the Sea

Last weekend, the weather here on the Isles finally also took a turn for the better, and I took advantage of that and decided to escape the city for the day. Together with my friend [a], I took an early-morning train from London Victoria and headed south, towards Eastbourne: After exploring the beautiful Victorian pierContinue reading “The Pier, the Lighthouse and the Sea”

A Snowflake Fell

As you may have guessed from my previous post, my favourite knitting project photographer was in town last week, and of course I had to take advantage of his skills to document all of my crafty doings: Pattern: Walpole by Hannah Fettig Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed LOFT [colour: Faded Quilt] Needles: 3.75mm [More project details on Ravelry] The project titleContinue reading “A Snowflake Fell”

[winter] cascade

Pattern: Otaki by Kirsten Johnstone  Yarn: Fyberspates Scrumptious solid DK [colour: Slate] Needles: 4mm and 6mm [More project details on Ravelry] Back to this space after too long an absence! 2012 has been a very busy year, and both knitting and writing here suffered too much because of more urgent, mostly PhD-related tasks [and because of myContinue reading “[winter] cascade”