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LIP: Life In Progress

This little blog is going to be pootling along in a low gear for a bit, because offline my life is taking some twists and turns that are both exciting and alarming at the same time.

Basically, I’ve been offered a new job, one which I start in eight days time! I’m going to be moving back to full-time – although when I say ‘moving back’, I only ever worked full-time for five months at the start of my very first job back in 2011 before my health and circumstances kicked in*. I’ll be moving up a band too, still within the University where I currently work, but most importantly I will be moving into the Finance division.

And hence starts my life as a woman with a career rather than a job.

This does mean, of course, that the accountancy study has to start again in earnest. I am hopeful that the new circumstances will make it easier than it has been over the past year, although it will still be hard, I am under no illusion about that. This will probably also mean that the time which I feel I can allocate to crafting (and blogging about crafting) goes down.

But that’s OK. This too will pass. I don’t know where it will take me, but right at the minute it feels really positive and really hopeful and that’s a really good place to be in.


And for a quick knitted WIP photo, I’ve finished the first repeat of Chart 3 on my Orchid Thief shawlette as part of the STCLKAL:

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*which are best not extrapolated upon right here. All I can comment upon that front is that what goes around comes around.



Apparently I need to “claim my blog” on Bloglovin?

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Like many others out there I’m experimenting with a new RSS reader in advance of Google Reader’s imminent demise. So far I’m looking at ‘The Old Reader’, although I think they’re having some capacity issues at the minute with a 7x expanded user base in just a handful of days after Google’s announcement.

But we shall see. Apparently I already have four ‘followers’ on Bloglovin. Exciting times, although I wish it would tell me who they are because I am nosy.


I’m Lucy. I’m in my mid-twenties and live in Britain. I’ve been sewing since 2008 and knitting since 2012, both essentially self-taught.

Taking up sewing was the first of three big things that happened to me in 2008. The second was that I had what could best be described as a depressive breakdown. I battled my way through to the end of my degree during the following two years, and have been battling my way into the workplace ever since. I battle a lot less than I used to have to, but it’s still there, every day.

The third big thing that happened in 2008 was that I got asked out by a boy. A bit under three years later, the boy and I got married. Jonathan is my best friend, my sewing-project photographer, and the one who has permission to nag me to put down the needles and get on with my accountancy study.

I aspire to more than I achieve, but I keep aspiring anyway.