A wool shop in Berlin

I recently came across this rather splendid bicycle in Berlin: The week-long Berlin trip was a (special) birthday gift to my companion, but I got to go too. The bicycle was leaning against a shop in the Heckmann Hofe – a series of inter-linking courtyards in a part of the city near the Alexanderplatz.  Here is the shop-sign … and the wool on display outside … Continue reading A wool shop in Berlin

Olympic gold medals and crafts

It’s official: knitting is good for you. Actually, knitting, sewing and quilting are all good for you. They absorb your attention and require the engagement of your hands. They de-stress you by drawing your mind away from its key preoccupations.  I have written about this before (click here to see the post). So it’s wonderful to know that British athlete Lizzy Yarnold is a knitter! … Continue reading Olympic gold medals and crafts