A Bug’s Life

Common Green Shieldbugs are (as the name suggests) quite common where I live. If you met a brand new one and an adult you’d be forgiven for thinking they were different kinds of bugs. They change a lot as they grow. They have multiple moults where they shed their exoskeleton to reveal the next stage…… Continue reading A Bug’s Life

On the Hook, 21/11/20

This week (well, 2 weeks really as I didn’t update last week), the Diamonds not Pearls jumper has grown, and I’ve made a bauble. Here’s the jumper: Won’t be too long until I reach the bottom and will move on to the sleeves. The texture is lovely: Yesterday I came across Lilla Björn’s new CAL…… Continue reading On the Hook, 21/11/20

Sunshine is good for the soul

Spring flowers double their dazzling yellows.Magical, enchanted summer scenes.Autumn leaves aglow.And even in the depths of winter,a little moss illuminates the grey.Frost and rain bring sparkling radiance,and the Gorse flowersblaze brightly on the hill.The sun will shine again. https://flic.kr/p/t8SUU7 Spring flowers double their dazzling yellows. https://flic.kr/p/w9QPzN Magical, enchanted summer scenes. https://flic.kr/p/PtAzWn Autumn leaves aglow. https://flic.kr/p/CCS3zp…… Continue reading Sunshine is good for the soul

On the Hook, 24/10/20

I restarted my Diamonds not Pearls jumper, this time I’m using a 6mm hook, I did a gauge swatch, and I’ve read the pattern properly! I really enjoy working on this, and have to be strict with myself otherwise the other things I’m making won’t be finished in time. I am loving how the 2…… Continue reading On the Hook, 24/10/20

On the Hook, 17/10/20

Things have been a bit experimental recently. The spiral jumper has been frogged pretty much back to the start as the increases were still too fast. I’d got to the arm hole level and there was just too much fabric leaving me with puffy sleeves or ripples across the back and front. So it’s now…… Continue reading On the Hook, 17/10/20

Insect Communication

This week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is on the topic of communication. As you’d expect from me, I’ve gone with nature and small things… Bees perform dances to tell other bees where the best food is. While I don’t have photos of bees dancing, I do have plenty of photos of bees doing other things! https://flic.kr/p/2j4Ny54…… Continue reading Insect Communication

On the Hook pondering, 10/10/20

There was a time when the things that I now love were derided. I felt uncomfortable and bored in silence. Frustrated by sitting quietly. Longing for something, anything to actually happen! But these things are now my pleasures. To sit on the sofa and crochet to the rhythm of the ticking clock and the gentle…… Continue reading On the Hook pondering, 10/10/20