This is Lisa's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Lisa's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Lisa
London
Interests: knitting, food, cooking, baking, crochet, yarn, photography, craft, history, books, cats, reading
Recent Activity
Image
As a result of my personal experience, I've come to realise how atrociously underfunded services for rape and sexual assault survivors are in the UK. Over the last year, prosecutions and convictions for rape numbered only 11.8% and 11.2%, respectively, and other sexual offences (12.5% and 14.7%). Yet 1 in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench
Image
Have you ever had a pattern that you really love the look of, but despite endless attempts, couldn't make it suit/fit you? Well, one of mine is Leyburn Socks. Don't they look beautiful? I first tried knitting these back in 2014. I should have learned the first time, because as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench
Image
Confession time! I am one of those people, who still cannot get on board with the idea of using my iPhone to listen to music/audiobooks/podcasts. Unfortunately, since I got my first iPhone back in 2008, the battery life still hasn't improved enough for me to be able to use it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench
Image
Something strange has happened over the past few months: my sock knitting has taken an unexpected back seat. By this time last year, I'd made eight pairs. And this year? Until a couple of weeks ago, when my mojo came back with a frustrated vengeance, I was stuck on three.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench
Image
~ Sometimes in life 'Shit Happens' whether we like it or not. For me, crafting - particularly knitting and crochet - helps to keep me grounded and serves as a distraction from whatever is going on in other areas of my life and the world in general. Crafting is stimulating... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench
Image
In light of my last post, I thought it would be a good idea to create a weekly project share opportunity. The aim is to bring a little bit of cheer, inspiration and something to look forward to each week when the world around us may not be as easy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench
Image
I've 'umm-ed' and 'ahh-ed' about this post for several months, but it now feels like the right time to share it. As I have mentioned in a few of my older entries, I have not been well for over a year now. It started with chronic tonsillitis, which was resolved... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench
Image
~ Each week, Knitters and Crocheters around the world join Ginny to share their love of crafting and reading by posting a picture of the project they are currently working on, along with their current read. My contribution is below. ~ Reading: Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert Massie I'm sure... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench
Image
In the world of Knitters on Instagram, casting on a new pair of socks on Christmas Eve has become a bit of tradition thanks to Dani over at Little Bobbins. I admit I was quite behind the times, as 2016 was my first time participating and was precipitated by my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench
Image
As the New Year approaches, I am sat in my favourite chair in the Living Room with a glass of prosecco and some nibbles. Next to me, are the pair of socks I cast on for my sister on Christmas Eve and which I am just about to finish. Whilst... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench
Image
Each knitter, I believe, has a favourite project type - whether it be hats, shawls or something else. It should be pretty clear (understatement much?) by now, that I've got a slight obsession with knitting socks. At any one time, I've got at least two pairs in progress and to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench
Image
Merry Christmas everyone! How has your day been? I'm spending Christmas with my parents, who have my sister and her family over to stay as well. With two kids, aged 3 and 6 in the house, as you can probably imagine our day started pretty early... After being wrenched from... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2016 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench
Image
Over the last few years it has become a bit of a tradition that, for each birthday, I knit my mother a pair of socks. I've always tried to do the same for Christmas too, but I didn't quite manage it last year. I'd like to think that these compensate... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench
Image
Of all the weeks in the year, this must be the worst one in which to become hooked into a book... Last weekend, after much longing, I treated myself to a new Kindle: the Kindle Voyage. Whilst I was setting it up, I had the chance to review all of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench
Image
Oh, how I love being curled up with a steaming mug of Mulled Cider at this time of year... Over the last week, I've spent almost every night curled up in my favourite chair with (as ever) my sock knitting and a hot drink in my lovely new festive Emma... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench
Image
I'm back and (finally) fully recovered from my long-awaited tonsillectomy. Just in time too, because look what has arrived in time for Advent.... I missed out on one last Christmas, so I was positively determined to get one this year... This is the Opal Sock Yarn Advent Calendar. Each day,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench
Image
There's always a story behind a pair of knitted socks.... For the last three months, in part due to the severe stress/difficulties alluded to in previous posts, I've found myself suffering with recurrent and severe tonsillitis. As soon as I recovered from one case, it would come straight back. It... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench
Image
Today, I'm delighted to show you all the crochet blanket I am working on.... Now I must admit that, when it comes to crochet, my projects tend to take a lot longer than any knitting ones. In part, this is because I've been able to knit for far longer than... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench
Image
Big apologies for my blogging absence over the last couple of months. As I touched on in my previous post, I've been going through a really tough time recently and have cut myself off from everything apart from my job. At some point, I expect I will be able to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench
Image
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ~ Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban I'd love to say that I am okay right now, but the truth is that I am not. I cannot go into... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench
Image
Although I've been knitting for as long as I remember, adult garments are a type of project I rarely embark on. There are two reasons for this: 1) I've always been a bit nervous about fit and; 2) I really, really hate the tedium of sewing things together. I can,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench
Image
Once again, life has been flying past me. This time, I guess I've got a better excuse than most as I'm preparing to move from one apartment to another. I'm staying in the same area, but the whole business of house-hunting has been filling every spare moment that I've not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench
Image
Wow. It feels good to stop and sit down here for a breather. Life has become unexpectedly hectic over the last two weeks, as I've forced myself out of my usual comfort zone to start dating and explore more social interactions. It's been great fun, but with work and general... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench
Image
Another finished object, which again, isn't a pair of socks! I'm so pleased with this hoodie, which has been knitted for my cousin's baby son. The pattern is Little Hoodlum by Julia Sandfield. The lovely vivid and squishy yarn I've used is Radiance Aran, which was dyed by Sarah at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2016 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench
Image
So, how has your week been? I must say, I've been really enjoying my nights in front of the TV. The latest series of Call the Midwife and the new adaptation of John Le Carre's The Night Manager have ensured my bottom has been rooted firmly to the sofa with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2016 at The Misadventures of a Fenwench