Friday, July 25, 2008


In big life news, I have to move in eight weeks time!! So I'm plunging head-first into the apparently terrifying Sydney rental market, and looking for a semi-decent studio apartment somewhere in the inner city. I plan to wear elaborate headscarves and sunglasses when I put out the recycling so that the other occupants of the building think I'm a faded film star.

In knitting news, I'm at a bit of a standstill with my projects in the sense that nothing is finished, nothing new has been started, am just plugging along with the same projects. The Mystic Light Shawl is nearing completion, I now have about 350 stitches on my needle and just 6 rows to go! But I have been buying lots of vintage yarn from Ebay. Loppem in bright orange (I'm talking 1970s orange) vintage Patons Jet - insane or hot? Or both?

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


I've become obsessed with the idea of becoming an expert Bezique player. Not least because I can then imagine I'm in an Edith Wharton novel. My scheme has now moved up (or down, depending on how you look at it) a notch in the sanity stakes, as I'm now bidding on EBay for a 1930s bezique set with original bezique markers (see opposite) and mother of pearl features.