Crowning Glory Lace Shawl

This pattern has been occupying me for a while now and at last it’s ready for release. The pattern uses a Shetland lace stitch called Crown of Glory, also known as Cat’s Paw, interspersed with a fern lace stitch through which the increases are made. The finished shawl is crescent shaped and there are two versions; one with the final lace repeat creating a ruffle, (above) and the other with a slightly different repeat that still uses … More Crowning Glory Lace Shawl

Felted Crochet bowls

Blackpool SMS knitting Group is having a stall at the Super Duper Craft Fair, in the wonderful Floral Hall of Blackpool’s Winter Gardens in November. So we’ve been busy knitting and crocheting things for the stall. Well, to be fair the group have, I’ve been on holiday and was delighted to see the wonderful range of things they’d made in my absence. Indeed, I even wondered if I should go away more often… but then … More Felted Crochet bowls

Knitting and Dyeing going on…

Yes, despite being quiet on the subject for a while there has been knitting going on over the last few months, lots of it in fact. Whilst we were away not only did we visit some awesome places, I also got to knit in them, working up samples and perfecting a new pattern and doodling ideas for new patterns. So I have a new shawl pattern that is currently with testknitters and already the feedback is … More Knitting and Dyeing going on…


It has been quiet here as we have been away on our holidays for the last 3 weeks – I know, how indulgent is that. We were bound by wanting to catch up with P’s sister and nephews who were visiting grand/parents in Italy, and the first date Wilbur (our newest dog) could return to the UK on his new passport. So we had a week to make it from the UK down to Italy, … More Holidays