Book reviews · FO's · Knitting

Earlier in the year…

....I knitted Bella by  Lene Holme Samsøe, from her book Essentially Feminine Knits -25 Must have Chic Designs. The original pattern calls for Hjertegarn Alpaca Silk but I made a substitution for something I had in my stash. The yarn I used, is Shilasdair Luxury 4ply Highland Inspirations. A cashmere, baby camel, angora and merino blend.… Continue reading Earlier in the year…

Cooking · Gardening · Own designs · Spinning

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.

Pablo Neruda It's been too long.  I've been trying to get a post together for weeks but I just haven't got here until now.  I started the month off sort of unwell - again.  I have a very tiny lump on my temple, had it for ages, and it was so small that the only… Continue reading You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.

Gardening · Just life · Knitting


Hathor is an Ancient Egyptian goddess who personified the principles of joy, feminine love, and motherhood. She was one of the most important and popular deities throughout the history of Ancient Egypt and was often depicted wearing a Menet necklace. I think that perhaps because of this I thought it only right to call the… Continue reading Hathor

FO's · Knitting


Finally,  the pattern for the child's cardigan, Menet, is done. A long time coming, I know, but I did play around with this for quite a while (as usual) and it has had a couple of reincarnations -  which I suppose is only fitting for something named after an Egyptian necklace and the daughter of… Continue reading Menet