As I return to the blog after yet another hiatus, I’ve been thinking more generally about blogging, for instance: Why do it? When I do Why feel guilty about it? When I don’t … More Taking a little time to catch up..
In a previous post on Munrospun yoke sweater kits I highlighted two directions that my digging about to find out more about about the kits had taken me in. I made reference to a Munrospun factory in Restalrig in Edinburgh, and to Bernat Klein a one time employee of Munrospun. Today I want to follow … More Mills in our Midst 1: Munrospun, Restalrig
In October I set myself the challenge of designing a sock pattern. There were a few reasons for this; I’m behind on my sock challenge to knit a pair of socks every month this year – by October – month 10 – I’d managed just 5 pairs. I thought that if I designed some socks this would give me … More Ringwood Socks
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
The Spring/Summer Issue of Designer Knitting (Vogue Knitting In the US) carries a feature by Carol J. Sulcoski A Brief History of Circular Needles. The article points out that whilst knitting in the round is nothing new, the transition from doing so on double pointed needles to circular needles is a relatively new development. Reviewing … More Nothing New under the Knitter’s Sun?
Last year I set myself the challenge of not buying any new clothes from high street stores, but to re-discover some of the forgotten contents of my wardrobe and only buy vintage and second hand clothes, and to make the rest. I blogged about a wonderful red wool jacket I bought from the Air Ambulance … More The Year of Socks
Goodness, how time flies. Work has been a little crazy so I have been a little negligent here, but here we go with the second installment of our trip to Lyon. As we usually have little time to explore Lyon and we pass through, we decided to put this right as we had a few … More Wandering Lyonnaise II