The Twageos in the Room

In my last post I talked about hat knitting; about how the combination of portability, simplicity but with a bit of interest, worked to make hats the perfect travel companions. In the screenshot of 36 completed hats projects there was however a hat that, whilst it racked up a fair few miles on the clock during its knitting, had a little more to it and stretched the idea of simplicity with a bit of interest, compared … More The Twageos in the Room

A Headful of Hats…

A cursory glance at my finished projects on Ravelry (I’m Tessvintageknits there), shows quite a collection of hats completed over the last few months. In my last post I mentioned that we’re moving to Italy and as a result we’ve been busy since last summer implementing that plan. Since then the date for the final move was brought forward by a year thanks to a rather sudden turn of events, and I’ve found that as a result I’ve … More A Headful of Hats…

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 labels were inspired by the vintage leather address labels I used when I first started travelling overseas many years ago. Fun … 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. Immediately after the event there was a deluge of reflections from some of my favourite podcasters that enabled those of … More Decompressing: Edinburgh Yarn Festival and Beyond…