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..
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
Today I’d like to introduce a new design, the first in a series of designs to be released this autumn. The cowl is knit in the round with a scalloped edge transitioning into cables that then merge into another scalloped edge at the top. I must admit I’m particularly pleased with these transitions. Colour way: … More The Anglebury Cowl
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
Yes, the weekend before last was Woolfest and what a good one it was too. The Friday was a bit frantic for me as it involved a trip to Manchester airport and back in time to pick up the Blackpool/Lancaster minibus, and thus the potential of being held up, missing the minibus pick up and having to … More That Woolfest time of year, with a bit of Bike rally on the side
Goodness, the weeks since Woolfest have rushed by in a whirl of knitting (yes I caught the stash dash bug), some very exciting secret knitting and a very wonderful trip north. But back to Woolfest. It really is a highlight of the yarny year for me. It’s close enough that I really have no excuse not … More All that lustres is not silk
I was thrilled to be given these Munrospun Fair Isle Yoke sweater/cardigan kits by a family friend this summer. The kit includes a ready knitted yoke saved on cotton thread and the yarn needed to knit the rest of the cardigan or sweater. The yarn is Munrospun Shetland 4 ply 100% pure virgin wool. The … More Vintage Fridays: Munrospun Fair Isle Yoke sweater kits