Queen of Yarnia


I seem to have acquired the title, Queen of Yarnia in my house… My family know that yarn is every where, I no longer try to hide it.


Welcome June…It’s a new month…

I am settling comfortably in my Filofax…

I like the simplicity of the Original. Its elasticised pen loops are on the left-hand side of my planner since makes pen grabbing quite accessible to a southpaw like myself.


My dashboard will change every month… as they are recycled from last year’s calendar.

Each month has a pocket, this one is folded from gift-wrapping paper that one of my birthday presents this year.


I have a monthly view of June and colour code my schedule…


I choose a week and a task on one page to view and plan each week…


So far, I am liking the horizontal week on  two pages to see as this format makes it easier for me (as a left-hander ) to write on each day.


This month I will be using a new blog post planner on one page and a take note page on the left-hand side.


I started a fresh page for brain dumping for the Dublin Knit Collective.


Planning on paper….

A peek in Section 5 of my Filofax Original…

I use this section to plan and organise DKC events and projects.

Jot, take note, write is my method of brain dumping on paper. Plotting out the 10th anniversary of WWKIP Day in Rathmines…


The DKC is participating in the Blooming Bunting Project…
Jotting down my contact at Bloom Fringe and working out the actual project to meet the short deadline…


I have several brain dumping notes, and came up with shopping trip to a yarn shop just outside of Dublin…




This month marks two years of pilates…. I am absolutely delighted with my slow achievements:

one hundreds… high plank… pilates push ups (I can do four : ) … jack-knife … and finally I get the breathing….

What has kept me going?

Accessibility of my local gym…it’s in my neighbourhood.

Drive and determination… my progress was very slow but I have a Spouse who encouraged me to keep at it.

Friendship…. I have a new circle of friends who do not knit ; )

International Nurses Day


Happy International Day to all my nursing colleagues, friends and family who are in the nursing profession.

It is often thought that medicine is the curative process. It is no such thing; medicine is the surgery of functions, as surgery proper is that of limbs and organs. Neither can do anything but remove obstructions; neither can cure; nature alone cures. Surgery removes the bullet out of the limb, which is an obstruction to cure, but nature heals the wound. So it is with medicine; the function of an organ becomes obstructed; medicine so far as we know, assists nature to remove the obstruction, but does nothing more. And what nursing has to do in either case, is to put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him.
                    -Florence Nightingale-


Stash Acquisition


Last weekend I scored a yarn cake of Fleece Artist Merino from my friend, Isobel who was having a destash sale.

It is a gorgeous colourway that will coordinate nicely with my Filofax  Original.

I looked through my Ravelry favourites and the Easy as Pie shawl is calling of to me.

My second acquisition is this beautiful skein of Malabrigo Lace a colourway.  I absolutely love it!


I also bought one more item to match my nails. …


Which will become a pair of socks.

Colour Coordinates

I am a knitting Filofaxing  fanatic … so I couldn’t resist knitting a cosy sleeve for my week old Filofax Original.


Since posting a photo of my Filofax FO (finished object) on Facebook and Instagram,  I’ve had several requests for the pattern, which I named Colour Coordinates for the wide range of hues in the Filofax family and the coordinating colourways in yarn that you will find in two of my favourite LYS (local yarn shops), The Constant Knitter and This is Knit.

I used the purple hues in my yarn stash to knit a sleeve to protect it from the elements of my handbag.


Colour Coordinates is now available as a free pattern on Ravelry.


I would love to hear from you and what colour coordinate your chose for your Filofax.

A day out for the Filofax…

Socially knitworking comes naturally to me and when I discovered the existence of the Filofax community, fellow Filofaxer,  A and I set the wheels in motion to plan and organise, FilofaxIE and the first Dublin meet up.

We came from all over Dublin, Waterford and Portland  (the one in the USA)


As in Philofaxy Meet Up tradition, we stacked our well loved planners for its photo op.


It was a lovely afternoon meeting others who are passionate about planners, pens and paper!

On my way home I stopped along the Canal to soak up some sun rays…


… jot down a few notes ; )


Overall, it was a good day out for the Filofax and my latest FO

Thanks for the support from the Twitter knitters who are also Filofax enablers: @trish78, @wyvernfriend, @pinoyirish, @rochekate @clairem42,