From the artistic to the kitsch: Christmas Pudding Pattern

Having spent the day in Glasgow thinking about the more artistic side of knitting I came home to a more kitsch incarnation of the craft. This years Blackpool Knitting Group trip to Woolfest was a great success, despite the rain, and a number of group members came home with Cupcake cosied Ferrero Rochers as gifts for friends. These were being sold to raise funds for the local air ambulance charity. Group members expressed an interest in … More From the artistic to the kitsch: Christmas Pudding Pattern

Knitting Knots in Glasgow

Yesterday I spent a fantastic day in Glasgow attending Glasgow University’s Re-inventing Scotland Woollen Traditions Public Study Day and generally sight seeing. The event was staged at The Lighthouse, A Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed building originally for the Glasgow Herald newspaper, and now home to Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture. It has some fabulous Mackintosh exhibitions and I was on a bit of a Mackintosh drive yesterday. I’ve been working on designs with my … More Knitting Knots in Glasgow

Lovely for Lavender

Today I released a new pattern, the first in what seems like ages. Design work got really held up with all the summer activity and moving and the foul weather has really messed up plans for a couple of photo shoots…. So Lovely for Lavender is a pattern for lavender bags knitted using stranded fair isle in hexagonal shapes and edged with a strip of lace. They’re quick and easy to make if you’re happy … More Lovely for Lavender