Story Board Fever

Thursday 31st March 2011

Story Board fever strikes again.  I’m story-boarding for a couple of new projects, and it’s a very interesting process. The concept is, as you imagine, to present the premise of the...

Let’s Twist again…

Tuesday 22nd March 2011

I have re-designed Twist: I originally knitted this is in Rowan Scottish Tweed 4 Ply, holding 2 ends together.  That yarn has now been discontinued so I have re-worked it in Rowan Felted Tweed DK....

New Workshop Date & Venue

Wednesday 16th March 2011

I have been asked to teach a workshop at The Cornwall Yarnshop, Launceston, Cornwall – I’m delighted as I love any excuse to go to Cornwall and it’s a new venue for me.  The...

Flower Scarf Knit Kit

Sunday 13th March 2011

I saw an on-line tutorial (via Marta McCall, thank you Marta) showing how to make chiffon flowers.  The concept is very easy:  cut circles of chiffon in varying sizes and hold the fabric about 2...

Kidsilk Haze nest

Thursday 10th March 2011

I just bought this from the butcher in our village: It’s a fresh goose egg, isn’t it lovely?  The lady in the butcher’s weighed it and it’s 1/2 a pound!  I was in love with...

New Kit On The Block

Wednesday 9th March 2011

Here is Star Crossed scarf:   It’s a zingy homage to spring.  I have knitted it in apple green Rowan Pure Wool DK and Jelly Kidsilk Haze.  I love this brightness with the lemony primroses....

Pancakes? I may give them up for Lent

Wednesday 9th March 2011

I don’t really like pancakes.  And yet, every year on Shrove Tuesday, I make them.  I think I do this because my mother did it – she also rarely ate any though, but my father was very...

Kit names

Sunday 6th March 2011

A friend of mine has suggested that I name my kits after films.  Some of them seem to have names already so I may leave them, but I really like this idea.  I love films, especially old British and...

Little Wooden Hill Blanket – all done

Sunday 6th March 2011

Finally, after three ‘goes’, the LWHB is finished.    The first time I cast on, I got to about 2.5 balls knitted and then frogged.  The second time, it got all the way – and then...

So much knitting

Wednesday 2nd March 2011

I’m right in between two perfect weekends:  last weekend I had a group of friends here, knitting;  and this weekend – more knitting at Court Cottage. Last weekend, we knitted a variety...