Category Archives: work in progress

All Things Come to an End

I’ve been teaching guitar for more than 30 years. I teach at home, and was asked to teach at a local school in 2005. Pupil numbers do tend to cycle – when money is tight, people cut ‘luxuries’ like music … Continue reading

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My Name is Ozymandias!

‘My Name is Ozymandias, King of Kings; Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!’ The Jinxed Jersey is finished! With all the pulling out, I must have knitted the damn thing about three times. Those who know the poem, … Continue reading

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Keeping on…

I’ve had very little internet access over the last couple of weeks. I didn’t really plan to disappear. Nothing serious, just life as it happens. I finished my game of tatting chicken. Frankendoily Lives! I scrounged every last piece of … Continue reading

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Random Ramblings

Life continues somewhat complicated. Our Jack Russell, Sparky, has been diagnosed with the early stages of kidney disease. He’s getting on, as are we all. At least we can start with treatment that will hopefully ease things for him. He … Continue reading

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Notes From a Knit-Wit…

Lately life has been… complicated. My husband is going on retirement soon, and is finding the prospect stressful, to say the least. There are also hordes of forms to fill out and submit. I have two stalled tatting projects, and … Continue reading

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Getting Hooked

I have been doing mainly tatting for 5 or 6 years now. However, in the last little while I have started two projects and jammed with both of them. One is a vintage pattern with lots of ‘repeat from * … Continue reading

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Life, and Other Happenings

I submitted a manuscript in May for a competition. The blog post is here, for anyone who wants. The results came out a while ago, and I didn’t make the short list. I’m not sorry I tried, and I think … Continue reading

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