Spring pictures

Tuesday 22nd February 2011

  And alliums.  The seed heads from the early winter are all dessicated by the snow and cold now, but still nuzzling in the places I found for them:   See the little bright green grass-like...

Knitting injury alert

Sunday 20th February 2011

This is my right arm:    A fun evening in A&E waiting to have this kitchen-food-prep-related injury attended to, with a happy ending: the  lovely nurse who closed it all up and made it...

The Wilkins Scarf

Saturday 19th February 2011

A new kit design is off the needles and awaiting the photo-shoot that is planned for March.  This is a manly scarf, that also looks great on women and girls – Lily, my youngest daughter...

Spring Cleaning

Friday 18th February 2011

I hate housework.  But, I like the house once its done, so I force myself.  However, a wise friend once told me:  if it’s nice weather, do the garden, because the housework will still be...

Kit Knit

Thursday 17th February 2011

Finally, Judith Bell-Ruffle Boa is ready for her close-up:   The construction is now correct, and it does what I wanted:  it looks frothy, but it has a bit of ‘body’ due to its central...

Story Boards

Thursday 17th February 2011

Making story boards is probably my favourite part of designing for a new book or series of projects – or for, say, a one-off commission.  When I did my first one, I literally had no clue about...

Odd Traditions

Sunday 13th February 2011

I suspect that most families/groups/gangs – whatever – have odd traditions.  When I was a child, one that my father and I had, for example, was to ‘pretend’ that we had run...

Peek at New Kit Design: Sultry Scarf

Saturday 12th February 2011

Meet Sultry.  A peek preview of a new kit design currently on the needles.  This is knitted using just one ball of Kidsilk Haze in black, and one in grey, plus a lot of crystal beads: This scarf...

‘Lacy Knits’ UK cover image

Thursday 10th February 2011

The new book, ‘Lacy Knits’ is being published at the same time in the UK and the USA.  And that will be any day now!  The title is the same but the publishers have each chosen a...

Kit Bags

Wednesday 9th February 2011

My luxury knitting kit bags are on their way!  I’ve gone for a high-quality cotton eco-bag, produced from sustainable and Fair Trade compliant producers.  I specifically wanted a bag that...