Casting off is the process by which the stitches are taken off the needle in a secure manner so they will not unravel. In most cases, this also creates the finished, visible edge of the fabric.  The first set of…Read more

I AM KNITTING A SCARF FOR MY HUSBAND. I’VE CHOSEN A deep green, hand-dyed yarn, with a wonderful springy heft; I’m working in two-by-two rib with pleasure and absorption. The scarf is like a magic thread connecting me to him.…Read more



Elton John

It was my mum who introduced me to Elvis Presley. Every Friday, after work, she would pick up her wages, stop off on the way home at Siever’s, an electrical store that also sold records, and buy a new 78.…Read more