Well, it’s been a busy summer everywhere but on the blog. Again it has been neglected whilst everything has been going on in the background. I thought I share my summer tales through the winter months to cheer us all up through the gloom. There will also be new pattern releases immenently. However, I have … More Vintage Fridays: Knitter’s Companion
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?
Over the last couple of months I’ve been indulging my love of vintage knitting and vintage per se. It started with a workshop with Susan Crawford at our local Waterstones. I was already knitting a pattern from Susan’s recent wonderful tome A Stitch in Time Vol.2, the much referenced Gay Bolero which is still just … More Lessons from Vintage Knitting I
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