As I return to the blog after yet another hiatus, I’ve been thinking more generally about blogging, for instance: Why do it? When I do Why feel guilty about it? When I don’t … More Taking a little time to catch up..
We’re currently in Italy, and just happened to stumble across a sheepdog demonstration, as you do if you’re of a certain ‘bent’. The demonstration was part of a two day event in Siena, ‘Nella Vecchia Fattoria’ (In the Old Farm), held at the Fortezza Medicea. I tried my hand at something new for the blog, … More There are always sheep to be found… Skudde this time
As The Tour De France draws to a close with a 116km ‘procession’ on the flat to the Champs-Élysées, a group of amateur cyclists will be setting off from Toronto to cycle 600km to Montreal to raise funds for Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA). The Bike Rally, now in it’s 20th year, is the sustaining fundraiser … More A Second Grand Départ – In Canada this time
Today Stage 17 of the the Tour de France will pass through some stunning mountain scenery and views as it passes Azet en route to St Lary Soulon. It will also pass the Maison Pyrénéenne Du Pastoralism. The house combines a museum /information centre and centre for the development of contemporary practice in pastoralism. It … More Stage 17 and the Museum of Pyrennean Pastoralism
Creased and kept among the owner’s knitting patterns, this magazine pull out from a 1950s edition of Good Taste magazine, provides the pattern for a zip up cycling jacket which can then be embroidered with cycling related motifs. Some of the motifs were charted in the magazine on a later page and others could be … More Knitters on Two Wheels
There are many reasons to be cynical about the Tour De France but despite that it continues to capture the imagination, or mine at least. Whilst much could be said about the history of the race, the nature of the endeavour, the competitors, teams, sponsors etc. the real attraction for me is the incredible landscape … More The Grand Départ: An Assemblage
Today I want to share my experience of knitting my Vaila cardigan from The Vintage Shetland Project by Susan Crawford. This was my first all over colour work garment with steeks, so was both a joy to knit and a definite learning experience. I’m not entirely new to colour work. I knitted the samples of the … More The Vintage Shetland Project: Vaila