The above is something I’ve found myself saying far too often. Ironically at first, but over the past year it’s actually come true so it’s no surprise that on the ferry home from Shetland last month, a foxy little design popped into my head. I’d clearly absorbed a little of the taste of Shetland while… Continue reading Foxes are totally the new owls
This one’s been a long time coming. In July, I was due to make a trip over to the USA. I was pretty nervous about it but decided that the best way to get over my nerves would be to find something truly delicious to knit. I had a skein of Manos Silk Blend in… Continue reading New Pattern: One Little Moment
Thing the first – Artesano British Wool is delightfully warm and woolly. Thing the second – Swatching is FUN, especially in cables and textured stitches. Thing the third – I wear a fez now. Fezes are cool.
Well, we’re truly into autumn here now. There’s no green left in the trees, the clocks have gone back and the weather is getting rather chilly, so it’s about time to get your new winter sweater on the needles. And if you want something you’ve got a decent chance of finishing before June, I have… Continue reading Healing Hands of Autumn
I can’t believe it. I actually did it. A jumper in a weekend. All blocked, seams sewn, ends woven in, with two hours to spare! I used just under 9 balls, and that’s with adding 5cm to the length in the hips because I’m quite tall. Verdict on the pattern: it’s fabulous. The shaping is absolutely… Continue reading Wool Week Day 7: Victory!
See this? Yarn, needles and a pattern. I bought it 3 hours ago at Purl City Yarns. By the end of Wool Week (Sunday night) it will be a jumper. The pattern is one we’ll be publishing in a future issue of Knit Now – a cute little jumper by Michaela Moores. I fell in… Continue reading Wool Week day 5: Proof that I’ve finally lost my marbles
Wow, today has been incredible! So many wonderful people on the train, and the flag is nearly finished – just a few more squares to knit and some sewing up tomorrow. It’s rather late (not technically day 3 any more) so here’s a photodump of some of today’s best bits. And now, my bed is… Continue reading Wool Week Day 3: Sheep on a Train
A midday train to Edinburgh may not have the same poetic ring to it as the midnight train to Georgia, but I take my happy where I find it and I’m going to have this in my head for the next few days because I’m going to be celebrating Wool Week in style with an… Continue reading Wool Week day 2: Choo choo!
Well, it’s day 1 of the Campaign for Wool’s Wool Week and I’m kicking off with a corker. A few weeks ago, I spotted a tweet from the UKHKA saying that Radley London (they of the delicious handbags) were looking for someone to design a knitted version of their trademark Scotty dog to celebrate Wool… Continue reading Wool Week Day 1: Radley!
I’m delighted to be part of knitting superstar Nicky Epstein’s blog tour, for her latest book, Knitting in Circles. The book is definitely one of the most intriguing to have landed on my desk this year – full to the brim of circular motifs in lace, cables and colourwork. And as if that’s not enough,… Continue reading Knitting In Circles