Category Archives: knitting

Ran out of yarn!

It’s been a busy summer, and so I’ve not really looked at my needles very much. Yesterday, I didn’t have much to do, so I thought I’d get myself back into the routine. I decided to grab a ball of … Continue reading

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Tea and Coen Brothers Saturday

There’s really no reason to write this post because the title kind of says it all. I’ve had a couple of weeks off and it’s been fantastic. I’ve caught up with a bunch of people that I love and met … Continue reading

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Treehugger.com article

Just a brief post to share this excellent article from treehugger.com about the health benefits of knitting! Particularly pertinent to me are points 1 and 6. “1. Knitting is used for therapy. It’s a powerful distractant, helping people manage long-term physical … Continue reading

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Sunset, Saturday

A wet Saturday afternoon, two days until payday. I would have liked to conquer the world yesterday, but neither I nor the world was up for it in the end. I did, however, conquer a couple of local charity shops, … Continue reading

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Hat day

The Japanese word for the 20th day of the month is ‘hatsuka’. It’s tricky to remember because it’s an irregular pronunciation of characters that would logically be read ‘nijuunichi’. I help kids remember it by miming taking off a top … Continue reading

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Blah blah blah 2013

Many people find this time of year hard to deal with. I know I do. I’m trying, I really am. And the days are getting longer again and soon winter will be over and it’s just freewheelin’ till the summer. … Continue reading

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It’s about time

For quite a while now, I’ve been meaning to write a post about time management. You must know the old adage, ‘if you need something doing, ask a busy man’. People who have a lot of demands on their time … Continue reading

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