"Don't judge a book by its cover," they say. But of course we all do, and that's why publishers have such a specific book jacket design strategy. If a particular book about, say, elephant trainers has been successful, and another comes along, then even if they're quite different, chances are the publisher will make the… Continue reading Kniterature
Remember I boasted a while ago that I had my mojo back? May have jumped the gun there a little. I keep trying but meh... it's not happening. Never mind, though, I have a FO to show you at long last. And look! What's this! Is it on the cover of Knitty?! Well how about… Continue reading Modesty, so overrated.
Well. In my last post, I graciously elided the painful will-I-won't-I backstory to the holiday, involving 5 weeks of very fraught bureaucratic hassling, for purposes of retrieving passport from clutches of Home Office, for purposes of holiday. This backstory has decided it doesn't like to be ignored, it wants its place in the limelight, and… Continue reading …or, er, not
A miracle: I picked up the needles today. Did quite a few rounds, too. I wouldn't say I'm entirely back to the usual level of addiction, but it's starting to sound like fun again. Cheers, whistles etc. I am *so* glad the mojo is coming back.
Have you seen the Twist Collective? It's a fabulous new online magazine - and by new, I mean really new; groundbreaking. As the name suggests, it's published by a group of designers, editors etc, and functions largely as a showcase and shopfront for their talents: most of the patterns are for individual sale, not for… Continue reading Twisty thinking
The problem with this pregnancy lark is the unexpected side effect that I've completely lost the desire to knit. Seriously. I never imagined that could happen. But then, I am so very tired I can barely lift my fingers to type. (Getting to the post office this morning was an act of superhuman heroics, I… Continue reading Huh? Where’d my mojo go?
You've probably noticed how many knitting blogs also feature a high dose of cooking content. Apparently the domestic arts really are quite closely connected for a lot of people. Not for me so much; I love me some food, I quite enjoy cooking, as long as it doesn't take too long and I don't have… Continue reading On baking