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 Why do it at all? … 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 it as ‘probably nothing’ but of course it needed to be checked out. Unfortunately it wasn’t ‘nothing’, it was invasive … 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: Unpredictable The samples pictured are knit in John Arbon Viola DK, an organically farmed merino spun in Devon. The colours … 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 up the first of these references. My attention had originally been drawn to the fact that Munrospun had a factory … 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 drive up to Cockermouth too. However, in the grand tradition of having run about the night before, roped in friends, … More That Woolfest time of year, with a bit of Bike rally on the side