The Judith Bell-Ruffle Boa – almost there

Friday 31st December 2010

For a while I’ve been almost done with this scarf/boa – it’s only down-side is the extravagantly long picot cast-off.  Now I love a picot cast-off as some of you may have...

Post-Christmas Knitting Cheer

Wednesday 29th December 2010

The post-Christmas slump is upon us – the snow has melted, the party’s over (OK, New Year is still ahead but personally I don’t ‘do’ New Year, I go to bed at 10.30, wake...

Christmas has arrived – and it’s not cast-off yet

Wednesday 15th December 2010

  Christmas has arrived.      It’s official – Christmas has arrived at Court Cottage.  I know this because eleventy-eight knitting projects are currently on the needles, cast-on...

Mootings Mitts are done

Friday 3rd December 2010

   Headline:  ‘Unexpected Flurry of Knitting Activity Reported in Somerset’ Yes, the Mooting Mittens (or weird tubey-things) are all done, and I am very happy with them –...

Mooting Mittens

Thursday 2nd December 2010

My oldest daughter has just started at university.  I’d like to say that I designed and knitted her a snugly jacket or sweater to keep her warm and cosy on those long walks between her flat and...

a new design…

Thursday 2nd December 2010

  I’ve been designing a lot of new items for my website to sell as kits. I never seem to have any trouble thinking of new designs – the main problem is in getting them out of my head,...

Snow Inspiration

Thursday 2nd December 2010

a basket of snow-dusted allium heaads Like most designers, I take my inspiration partly from nature – how I’d love to be able to knit something as beautiful, wintery and ethereal as this...