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168 Packing tape

You’ll find River Severn at Envisioknit is the charting software that rocks, and its developer, Jane, offers excellent customer support. The fingerless mitts pattern I used is called Driftless…

167 Islands in the cream

Skyskrapa (rav) is off the needles, and OMG is so cute I can’t wait to make another one. I recommend the addition of back neck shaping to this garment. Suzanne…

165 Time out

This week, I called time out and used my time out to remove seven projects from time out and complete them all. Worth it, but kinda not worth it, if you…

164 Milestones

Today I am all about the milestones, those points on the path that tell you you’ve arrived somewhere. Plus, I share some lessons learned on how to unlock the information contained…

163 Precious Objects

Grateful thanks. Ripping and reknitting and ripping and reknitting. Grime. And the black silk, for which I am actively soliciting ideas. This week I talked about the doors of one’s…

162 All undiscovered before me

An unsettling week. Life plans derailed and knitting plans upset. Graerup ripped back. Podcasting from the liminal zone with inspiration from Abu Musa Jabir, Isaac Newton, Kierkegaard, and Chris in…

161 Dreams on Paper

Smelling wool. Sewing bras. Remembering clothes from the 70’s. Autumn is here. It’s finally here. Come. Join me. I’m the one in the sweater. Still delighted by bras. For this…

160 Pockets and sedition

Unmade makes are calling; does it really matter if you’re off by a couple of stitches; trousers, again, of course; the stories clothing tells us; and the start of a…

159 London Calling

I’m (re)knitting Ruki toe-up socks, by designer Yucca, and learning that I should really pay attention to that nagging feeling that something has gone wrong with my knitting. The excellent…


I’m a serial maker of podcasts, and many things that are not podcasts. I love playing with yarn, fibre and cloth. I will never accept that furniture in my living room only goes two ways. Almost every night, I dream about houses.


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