Pattern Re-release: The Bryanston Beret

One of my plans for this year, along with releasing a backlog of patterns from the summer onwards, is to upgrade and re-release some of my older patterns. Some have been withdrawn awaiting significant re-working, others just need an update in formatting and some extra size options. For example, my Wraparound Eyelet Shawlette is currently … More Pattern Re-release: The Bryanston Beret

Hiya Hiya Europe’s Best Travel Patterns on the Web

A few weeks ago Hiya Hiya Europe contacted me to ask if they could feature my Something to Declare pattern on their blog in a post on the best knit patterns for travel. I was thrilled and said ‘yes’ instantly. Their blog post was published yesterday and the full post can be found here.   These luggage … More Hiya Hiya Europe’s Best Travel Patterns on the Web

Decompressing: Edinburgh Yarn Festival and Beyond…

Wow, I can hardly believe it’s now 8 weeks since Edinburgh Yarn Festival and I’ve just got round to thinking back on the experience, or perhaps emerging from the thinking and trying to articulate a response. Initially it was just so overwhelming that it took a while to decompress and begin to organise my thoughts. … More Decompressing: Edinburgh Yarn Festival and Beyond…

Gift Knitting Redux

Last year I really nailed the gift knitting thing. I knitted 7 pairs of toddler socks, a long one skein cowl, a barnraising blanket, 2 pairs of socks, 4 hats, a child’s sweater, I crocheted pot grabbers and knitted a large christmas pudding tea cosy at my mum’s request. Everything was completed in time to … More Gift Knitting Redux

#fubc Shawl Kit: The Knocker Jotter, an Interview with Susan and Victoria

One of the key components of the #fubc Shawl kits is the ‘Knocker Jotter’, a glossy journal containing the portraits of 16 remarkable women who have not only been through what the introduction describes as ‘the harrowing journey of cancer, the diagnosis, the treatment, the side effects and living with them all’, but who also … More #fubc Shawl Kit: The Knocker Jotter, an Interview with Susan and Victoria

FUBC Shawl Kits

Today I want to tell you about a very special project I’ve been involved in with a truly exceptional woman as its spearhead. Just over a year ago my friend Susan Crawford told me that she had discovered a lump in her breast and had an appointment to see the doctor. We both quickly dismissed … More FUBC Shawl Kits