A Celtic Cowl

Dear Diary, I love all history, but the Celts have long been a source of inspiring ideas. With intricate patterns and rich colours, as seen in Celtic manuscripts and stonework, the knot and diamond work lend themselves to endless possibilities in textured knitting.   I had been thinking about what…

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What is Art?

Dear diary, What is Art?  Who is an Artist?  How do we define Art today? These are questions I frequently ask myself especially when I go and visit museums. Just recently during a visit to the Tate in Liverpool did this question arise again. Andy Warhol – The Kick Fundamentally…

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Proud and Blessed

dear diary, …indeed so true and today we feel rich in this house as we are blessed with amazing daughter who got fantastic exam results. So three cheers and well done! I know she will be celebrating with dear friends in Cyprus where she is currently working very hard on…

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A mathematical workout

dear diary, One of my longest subscriptions has been to Country Living Magazine and still, after all these many years, it is one of my favourite things to read. Every month it gives me joy and many tips on how to enrich our lives, and ever so often it really…

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Yarn-o-meter from New York

dear diary, I thought I share with you my lovely purchases from the Yarn Company in New York… what do you think? Top left is a lovely hank of sock yarn, exclusively dyed by Tilli Tomas for The Yarn Company which I thought I make into a pair of socks…

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