A lovely felted blanket story

Monday 26th March 2012

Once upon a time there was a lovely Rowan yarn called Scottish Tweed and in particular there was Scottish Tweed 4 Ply.  How the knitting elves loved this yarn!  They knitted lots of things with it...

Leaf of the day: magnolia

Wednesday 21st March 2012

Ah ha!  I tricked you!  Of course at this stage in the year this queen of trees has no leaves, only gorgeous blossoms, just unfurling for today it is almost hot, on naked branches.  The best...

New designs pics

Wednesday 21st March 2012

It’s a very productive time, here at Court Cottage Industries.  Golf thingies are flying onto our new website, the garden is burgeoning, and I am designing.  Have I mentioned my on-going...

Birthdays and proms

Friday 16th March 2012

Today, Lily is 16. How? Really.  How? It seems impossible that the tiny baby who was born 16 years and 2 hours ago is now 16.  That I am about to drive into town to meet her for coffee.  That...

Design Day – and knitting nana syndrome

Monday 12th March 2012

Design Day happened here over the last weekend and it was really good.  Because of the restrictions I have on numbers anyway – 8 absolute maximum, 5, 6 or 7 probably ideal, and for this day we...

Star-Crossed Workshop, 28 April: 2 places available

Monday 5th March 2012

Wouldn’t you like to come here and spend a day knitting this: This is Star-Crossed, a delicate scarf with a fascinating yet fairly easily picked up stitch.  You can knit it in Shimmer and...

Ibsen; and a visit to that London

Sunday 4th March 2012

I’ve just got back from 3 days in London.  It’s a great place, that London, I had forgotten how much I like it.  I think I stopped loving it sometime in the last 3 or 4 years of my...