This morning as I was making my to-do list and adding completing this blog post to it, I sidestepped onto instagram and saw that the pattern of my latest completed sweater, the subject of the post, was released exactly a year ago. So, I moved completing this post up my list to mark the anniversary. … More Lanatus: Speedy colourwork that only took a year!
One of the key components of the #fubc Shawl kits is the ‘Knocker Jotter’, a glossy journal containing the portraits of 16 remarkable women who have not only been through what the introduction describes as ‘the harrowing journey of cancer, the diagnosis, the treatment, the side effects and living with them all’, but who also … More #fubc Shawl Kit: The Knocker Jotter, an Interview with Susan and Victoria
Today I want to tell you about a very special project I’ve been involved in with a truly exceptional woman as its spearhead. Just over a year ago my friend Susan Crawford told me that she had discovered a lump in her breast and had an appointment to see the doctor. We both quickly dismissed … More FUBC Shawl Kits
Alconleigh is my new design for the Knits for a Cold Climate collection a collaboration with Susan Crawford and Karie Westermann for the Susan Crawford Vintage label. Following on the heels of Nancy, Clemmie, Asthall and Noblesse Oblige, the collection is really coming together and there are still more exciting new designs in the works. … More Alconleigh: A new Knit for a Cold Climate
I have been thrilled to see mention of my designs elsewhere in the last few days so thought I would share these sightings. Firstly I was contacted by Spinnygonzalez on Ravelry asking if she could include a mention of my Mimizan hat pattern in a blog post she was writing linked to the Ravelry Indie Gift-A-Long. I was … More Out and about
The Clemmie drape is my first pattern for the Knits for a Cold Climate collection under the Susan Crawford Vintage label. Knits for a Cold Climate is inspired by Nancy Mitford’s most famous novel, “Love in a Cold Climate”, and is a collection of single patterns all inspired by Nancy, her novels, her life … More Introducing ‘Clemmie’, A new pattern for the Susan Crawford Vintage Label
Yesterday I spent a fantastic day in Glasgow attending Glasgow University’s Re-inventing Scotland Woollen Traditions Public Study Day and generally sight seeing. The event was staged at The Lighthouse, A Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed building originally for the Glasgow Herald newspaper, and now home to Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture. It has some fabulous … More Knitting Knots in Glasgow