So sorry I’ve been away for ages and sorrier still this break will continue. I still love craft but I am finding it harder and harder to write about. Contrast this with writing about cinema, which flows off the keyboard since I have been accepted to write for the very fabulous Lost in The Multiplex. […]Read More Au Revoir Mes Amis
Reading “Simple Blogging” alerted me to the un-niche-ness of my blog. Folk who want to read about “Justified” aren’t necessarily folk who want to see my baby blue, hand dyed alpaca bobble yarn. There’s an overlap, but it’s minimal. So henceforth I am Lydia-two-blogs. Judah’s blanket: the haven of domesticity it always was. *What […]Read More If You Signed up for Films or Books..
Look at these Laurel Berries. Aren’t they luscious? Don’t you want to gobble them up? Well don’t. THEY’RE DEADLY! Well not deadly, just toxic, as we scientifically proved with our random sample of one subject. A couple of summers ago, S snarffed down a juicy handful. Cue inconclusive internet searches. Cue hesitant, yet fearful 999 […]Read More Don’t Read This if Small Children Make You Nauseous
*I am not usually crazy about garter stitch. This neckerchief, 65% silk 35% wool is starting to win me round. It’s triangular shape is not only perfect for playing cowboys but for keeping necks double plus cozy with negative bulk. 24″ (61cm) across, 17″ (45cm) down. Tweedy duck eggish colour with tiny oatmeal flecks. Whilst forming […]Read More Forgive me Elizabeth*
I lifted this retro colour combo from a tea cozy. It belongs to my mother-in-law, also named C. I moon about her kitchen, giving it a fondle now and then, sighing, but she refuses to get the hint. So I had to make this. The red is bamboo, the duck egg is 85% wool,15% angora. […]Read More Teapot scarf