Five years ago I conceived a hat for my beloved Elfbaby. It would – of course – be a pixie-style hat, with a long point. It would have a garter stitch chevron border, to show off handpainted yarn and to allow plenty of stretch for growing heads. I planned to publish a pattern. Claudia modelling the Pumuckl border,… Continue reading Introducing Elfbaby… the hat!
As Max grows, there are a whole new set of comparisons to draw against Claudia. The one giving us grey hairs right now is that, while she was a demanding infant but super-sweet, biddable, careful toddler, he's... not. Well, sweet, yes, absolutely; he is still King of Cuddles, cheerful and affectionate and utterly delicious. But… Continue reading Vive la difference?
1. I startled a deer on my run this morning. Which, considering that I really don't go far for my run (today's was about a 6.5km loop, but the thing is, it starts pretty much from my door – I don't have to get myself to the forest to start running, I just run there), basically means… Continue reading 6 things. Yes, 6. Don’t get used to it.
1. I've always maintained that haberdashers and hardware shops are basically the same thing – stuff for making and fixing. I'm pleased to note that Swiss retailers are similarly inclined. Migros (supermarket) has sewing essentials in the DIY section, and Coop Bau & Hobby is like Homebase with added felting/beading/painting stuff. No actual haberdashery, it's… Continue reading 5 Things, with fun stuff to do
It's been a big week for me. Two projects have come to fruition... one, a small but I think rather lovely pattern has finally been published. So I finally get to show off the fabulous photos of my fabulous daughter. No false modesty here. Come on, she's clearly awesome. Also awesome: project number 2.… Continue reading Creative endeavours
I recently became aware of something that had really never occurred to me: there are times when it is almost as important to break good news gently, carefully, tactfully as it is for bad news. Item 1: this great post from mimismartypants. Item 2: my own phone call recently to a hospital department to check… Continue reading Break it to me gently, doc
Just found Pinkstinks.org, via this article on the campaign. I heart these women so much. (If you're thinking I'm mostly just blogging links these days, you're right, and if you think it would be way more interesting if I took time to actually comment and add my own view on the linkage, you're right again.… Continue reading Antipinkificationism