We are very lucky to live both on the coast and with mountains in view. We can look across Morecambe Bay into the South Lakes. It is this landscape which inspired my new shawl pattern ‘Derwentwater’ named after what is probably my favourite of the lakes. Again it’s that combination of the water and the hills that surround it. These are the two things I aimed to represent in this shawl with the textured stitch reflecting … More Derwentwater


Last Weekend my parents were visiting so we decided to go to the Lakes for the day. It’s the perfect time of year to do so – not too busy, no long queues of traffic that always put me off in high season. We had a beautifully sunny day and wandered around Lake Windermere up into Ambleside. The lakes are stunning – we actually have a view of the hills from the front of the … More Ambleside