Mills in our Midst 2: Peter Green, Bradley & Cononley

Today, I want to share another instalment of the Mills in our Midst series. In this series I start with a ball, or in this case a scrap, of vintage ‘mystery’ yarn and use it to dig a little deeper into the industrial and social and economic histories of our craft, and reflect on our lived experience of the post industrial landscapes of our present. The identity of todays scrap of yarn only came to light when I … More Mills in our Midst 2: Peter Green, Bradley & Cononley

Litmus Cowl and Sweater

In the world before covid, last November (2019) I needed to cast on some totally mindless TV and take along public transport knitting that wasn’t a sock and I decided to knit Amy Florence’s free litmus cowl* pattern; essentially a plain stocking stitch tube joined at the ends to make an infinity cowl. A seemingly simple pattern and project, it left me plenty of head space to reflect on the relationship between mindful making and … More Litmus Cowl and Sweater