February's entertainment

The Waiting Room [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by F. G. Cottam, narrated by David Rintoul

The Night Hawks (Ruth Galloway series #13) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Elly Griffiths, narrated by Jane McDowell

The King's General [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by Daphne du Maurier, narrated by Juliet Stevenson

The Riddle of the Sands [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Erskine Childers, narrated by Anton Lesser

We Know You Know [Kindle Edition] by Erin Kelly

Blood Orange [Kindle Edition] by Harriet Tyce

One Lost Soul (Hidden Norfolk Murder Mystery Series #1) [Kindle Edition] by J. M. Dalgliesh

Bury Your Past (Hidden Norfolk Murder Mystery Series #2) [Kindle Edition] by J. M. Dalgliesh

Total apathy

Here we are still in lockdown. I must admit that my Lockdown Lethargy has morphed into more or less Total Apathy and I'm not really getting anything creative under way.  One thing that's almost finished this week is this:


Cardigan with short sleeves knitted in two strands of Regia sock yarn (frogged from an unworn garment - can't remember what it was) which is blocked, yarn ends trimmed and ready for buttons.  Buttons are black btw - rather rubbish photo.

On the go is a crochet shawl in Wollmeise Lacegarn, colourway Barisa (from stash). Nice simple stitch pattern but I'm not happy with the way the colours are working. They're too patchy for my taste so I'll overdye the shawl once it's finished. Not sure yet what colour dye to use, probably some 
shade of blue which will turn the green into turquoise. On the other hand, I could go for a 'nice serviceable purple'...


I'm slowly adding more items to my Folksy shop when I can summon up the energy to sit at the laptop. Quick preview of this week's additions which will go live by Friday - sets of six twisted ring stitchmarkers and two progress keepers.


January's entertainment

North and South [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Elizabeth Gaskell, narrated by Juliet Stevenson

The Reunion [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Guillaume Musso, narrated by Samuel West, Cassie Layton, David Rintoul, Clare Wille

I Read the News Today, Oh Boy [Non-fiction] [Kindle Edition] by Paul Howard

One, Two, Three, Four: The Beatles in Time [Non-fiction] [Kindle Edition] by Craig Brown


Thin pickings this month, I'm suffering from Lockdown Lack of Concentration...

New things

There's not much happening at Wibbo Towers these days. I'm immensely fed up with Lockdown Three and I do miss seeing my friends. I'm also slightly bored with my own four walls, lovely though they are, so I'm planning to move furniture round in the living room, starting tomorrow. I'm not sure whether this will work visually until I've done it even though all the measurements work. So I might end up having to move everything back...

On the other hand, there are new stitchmarker sets for sale in my Folksy shop.


Clockwise from top left: Owls, Big Cats, Happy Sheep and Favourite Things. All are available in both knitting and crochet versions.

December's entertainment

Eye of the Red Tsar (Inspector Pekkala) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Sam Eastland, narrated by Steven Pacey

Where Roses Never Die [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Gunnar Staaleson, narrated by Colin Mace

The Memory of Trees [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by F. G. Cottam, narrated by David Rintoul

Chocky [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by John Wyndham, narrated by Daniel Weyman

Queen Bees [Unabridged Audiobook] [Non-fiction] [Audible] by Sian Evans, narrated by Carole Boyd

A Brief History of the Third Reich [Unabridged Audiobook] [Non-fiction] [Audible] by Martyn Whittock, narrated by Sean Barrett

The Solace Farm Killings (A Snowdonia Murder Mystery) [Kindle Edition] by Simon McCleave