One of my plans for this autumn has been to work on what I have begun to call my legacy patterns. Some of these like the Buddha’s Knot tea cosy have been published previously but haven’t been available for a while now, others have never quite made it to the point of publication, despite some being very close. Buddha’s Knot was first published back in 2010 (!) and was withdrawn a while ago now because … More Buddha’s Knot Tea Cosy: A free pattern download
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 fact that it has been re-released now is because I was prompted by a knitter who got in touch to … More Free Pattern Re-release of an old favourite: The Pencil Bookmark
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. Since the pattern was originally released 2013, I’ll take a few moments to explain. Following the publication of my Lovely … More Afterthought Booties Revisited: Origami fun for Knitters
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 the coming months. Having thoroughly appreciated my sabbatical from designing, I’m excited that there are so many ideas and projects … More Introducing Kingston Lacy with a Massive ‘Thank You’!
I can’t say I really knew what to expect when I hit publish on my first blog ten years ago. I didn’t really say, I think I just wanted to break the ice and my first few steps were tentative indeed. 10 years on I’m still here, typing away, and although my current stats don’t quite reach the heady heights of 2015, I’m probably enjoying it more than ever. In particular, the level of direct … More 10 years of blogging… a ‘revelation’… and a gift