How deep is your stash? A love song

Todays finished project is a testimony and a vindication of those languishing skeins in the stash, skeins that we all believe will (eventually) find their project, their day and their own song. I really mean to learn‘Cause we’re living in a world of foolsBreaking us down when they all should let us beWe belong to you and me I believe in youYou know the door to my very soulYou’re the light in my deepest, darkest … More How deep is your stash? A love song

The Fishbone Shrug: A little swatching, maths and a great pattern

Today, while I sit here in the heat I want to share with you my penultimate finished object, The Fishbone Cardigan by Neringa Ruke of Ruke knits. Oh my, how I love this, and so it seems do others who’ve complimented it when I’ve worn it. When I saw this cardigan I was drawn in by the sculptural qualities of the surface pattern in the design and knew wanted a yarn that would emphasise that … More The Fishbone Shrug: A little swatching, maths and a great pattern

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 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’!

10 years of blogging… a ‘revelation’… and a gift

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

An Advent Project: The Tavis Cowl

This is the time of year when, if like me you want to get into a vaguely festive mood by watching knitting related Vlogmas* videos on You Tube, you’ll also see a range of yarny mini-skein advent calendars being opened. Not everyone is doing it this year and interestingly a lot of knitters have DIY advent calendars made up and swapped with friends with particular projects in mind. Ready made calendars can be pricey and … More An Advent Project: The Tavis Cowl