Undaily photo.

Underfoot: new socks.



Listening: to the sound of silence. Not the Simon and Garfunkel song, the real thing.
Reading: I’ve just finished Lissa Evans’ ‘Crooked Heart’. Very different to ‘Spencer’s List’ which I read a while ago, but equally enjoyable. 

Watching: cycling, of course. Go Cav!

Making: another SKO (strange knitted object). I finished off the tail end of some cotton slub by knitting a flat disc (well, flat in theory, it’s fluted in fact) with a border of the tail end of some wire. I read somewhere that I should expect at leat 30% of what I maketo be failures. This is one of the 30%.

Feeling: lacking in inspiration. I have definite given up on the masks, I’m unexcited by the knitting, but I have no idea where to go next.

Loving: that family life seems to have settled down a bit. Long may it last.

Anticipating: tomorrow’s World Road Cycling Championships men’s race. Go Cav!


Listening: as usual, to silence – or near silence. The clock is ticking and W. occasionally turns a page.

Reading: Jean Draper’s Stitch and Structure’. I’ve had it for ages but I don’t remember reading it! Stupid, because I’m finding it very inspirational.

Watching: Last week – nothing but ‘Beck’. There’s another on tonight, much to my surprise as they seem to be killing off the cast on a weekly basis – last week it was the lovely Gunnwald, whom I will miss. But see ‘Anticipating’ below.

Making: I’m at a crossroads – I’ve decided that the masks and the hands/gloves aren’t going anywhere, so where am I going? I still want to work in 3D, although I’m not sure how – hence the interest in ‘Stitch and Structure’. And some experimental wire knitting.

Feeling: tired – my insomnia is back with a bang, plus we had an incredible thunderstorm on the one night I was sleeping well. 

Loving: the grands’ successful start back to school and stage school. Yes, they are stage school brats. 

Anticipating: three TV programmes to watch which aren’t Scandi noir! BBC4 has three programmes on 20th century art movements. If there was no BBC4 we’d never watch TV. Apart from the cycling, of course.


Listening: Radio3, The NYO, Edward Gardiner, Holst, The Planets. Got to be good.

Reading: Just finished Edmund de Waal, pondering on what next, apart from the plethora of knitting books by which I am surrounded.

Watching: Cycling from Rio. Are you surprised? 

Making: Yet another strange knitted object. This time it’s a long strip comprising all the unlabelled yarn I found that might be included in more structured strange knitted objects, but I need to know if it shrinks. (It also includes some paper yarn.) So I am knitting a sampler and will see what happens when I wash it. Especially the paper yarn. Could be interesting. Or messy.

Loving: Having a quiet day before Monday, when we resume grandparenting.

Feeling: pleased that my gloves are on show at The Space Gallery in Bognor Regis and looked good there. Thanks to Marie Paul for inviting me to participate.

Anticipating: see ‘Loving’!