And the Oscar goes to…..

Last night I went to see the film “Jane Eyre”. I thought the period was evoked effectively with plenty of bleak moorland outdoors and dim candle-lighting inside. I also thought the spirit of the time was captured well with suppressed emotions and brooding stares a-plenty. The actors played their parts brilliantly but, for me, the star of the […]

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Knitting past and present

Anyone who loves knitting and has an interest in social history should take a trip to the Ruddington Framework Knitters’ Museum near Nottingham, England (www.rfkm.org). I was fortunate enough to spend a few delightful hours there yestedray and found it absolutely fascinating. The museum is the only surviving example of a 19th century knitters’ yard with […]

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What’s the etiquette for knitting in public?

The first weekend of the month is always busy as it’s the weekend ear-marked for the monthly meeting of the knitting group and the walking group as well as the open mic night in the Rose and Crown, Tilton-on-the-Hill. This weekend also featured the first home game of the season for my beloved Leicester Tigers rugby team. […]

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And so it begins….

I always associate September with new beginnings – maybe because I worked in a university for twenty years and September was always taken up with preparing for the influx of new students. Those days are behind me now but it still feels like 1 September is the best day to start a new blog. Welcome to the Knit […]

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