OK, people. You asked - well, some of you asked - for the crochet version of The Hiking Reindeer cowl pattern. So I hooked, and I made wonky trees, and I engaged in complicated de-wonking calculations, and now I can at last present to you... The Hiking Moose, a free pattern for the colourfully-inclined hooker. You wouldn't expect to bump into a moose within three thousand miles of where this picture-in-yarn was taken, so Mr Moose here has been on a really long hike. The final pattern that I'm Continue Reading
If you're reading this before noon on the 22nd April, there's still time to enter the most marvellous SereKNITy giveaway! It's open worldwide. :-) And in other news, I've finished making the crochet version of The Hiking Reindeer cowl. (Here's the pattern for the knit version.) But it's definitely a moose. The Hiking Moose. Look! As for why a moose would be hiking over the rolling hills of southern England at dusk, I have no clue: it must have been a really long hike from Canada. I'm just Continue Reading
Painting By Numbers. Also, A Giveaway Winner!
Hello blog, my fine friend. I've been working on the crochet version of the Hiking Reindeer Cowl. No longer are the trees listing drunkenly to the right. But something in the switch from knitting to crochet appears to have translated the reindeer into a moose. I'm not sure what a moose is doing in the southern English countryside on which the scene is based: it must have been hiking for some time. But the pattern will be done fairly soon, at which point I'll publish it on this site for Continue Reading
Go Home, Trees: You’re Drunk
People, there's still time to enter the marvellous book giveaway, right here. Spread the word! Meanwhile, have you heard of the sunk cost fallacy? It's a term used to describe how we tend to make decisions based on time/money/energy that we've already invested (i.e. irrecoverable 'sunk costs'), rather than on what would really benefit us in the future. This generally happens because we don't want to waste that investment. Fair enough, but that time/money/energy is gone already, regardless of Continue Reading