Yesterday, I finally addressed something that had been bothering me for a long time. Remember that doctorate that I was awarded a bursary to do? I’m not doing it anymore and I’m going to take a break from playing solo piano stuff for a while. I realised that the doctorate would end up taking me […]


As you may or may not know, I’m a coeliac. Being a coeliac means I’m allergic to gluten which is found in wheat, oats, corn/maize, barley and rye. I found out about it this time last year and have since found a whole new lease of life. I never thought I was terribly sensitive (some […]

A bit of everything

There hasn’t been a lot of time for knitting over the last few days but I’m still managing to crank out some sock. The yarn is Colinette Jitterbug and I have to confess that I was totally captivated by the colours. There is a good deal more maroon in the sock than there appeared in […]

Christmas Knitting

There. I said it. I’m knitting for Christmas. I don’t really enjoy knitting for deadlines but I always seem to end up doing it! The numbers for this took quite a bit of puzzling out yesterday, mostly because I forgot that there needed to be sleeves (Freudian or what… at least it’s one way of […]

FO – Dad’s Jumper

Ok, it was two weeks late but it’s finished, it fits and he loves it! Ribbed Cross-Over Collar The Infamous Short Rows Yarn: Debbie Bliss Rialto, 14 balls (hilariously I bought 6 initially thinking I might get away with it… delusion!) Needles: 4mm for the whole thing, didn’t bother going down a size for the […]