Free Pattern Re-release of an old favourite: The Pencil Bookmark

I there, just a quick post today to let you know that one of my most popular free patterns, the Pencil Bookmark is available once more. When I first designed and released this pattern 10 years ago as part of Blackpool’s Festival of Words ‘Wordpool’, I didn’t expect it to be so popular. Indeed the … More Free Pattern Re-release of an old favourite: The Pencil Bookmark

Afterthought Booties Revisited: Origami fun for Knitters

It’s been a while since this free pattern was available to knitters so I’m really pleased to be able to rectify that. Pleased in no short measure because it’s reminded me what fun these booties were to knit and make up, and to recall the serendipitous route they took from failed swatch to successful project. … More Afterthought Booties Revisited: Origami fun for Knitters

Introducing Kingston Lacy with a Massive ‘Thank You’!

Wow, thank you for the amazing reception for Kingston Lacy, for your blogiversary well wishes, and for the feedback on the pattern writing discussion in the previous post. It was fabulous to connect over these things, and so widely. I’ll take your thoughts and feedback with me as I work on new pattern releases in … More Introducing Kingston Lacy with a Massive ‘Thank You’!

Autumn Flowers

Over the weekend I was having a play with a crochet hook and some scraps of yarn and managed to come up with the following: I was rather pleased with them. I’m new to crochet and learnt, finally, after many attempts by watching and copying my friends Val and Wynne. You would not believe how … More Autumn Flowers

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 … More Felted Crochet bowls