WIP Amnesty Day 2019 and the Tale of Jenny’s Cardigan

Friday 19th April 2019

This year, for the first time, we held a WIP amnesty day.  Instead of the usual 7 or 8 attendees, we had 14 knitters here and so we used both downstairs rooms.  The concept was:  bring a WIP or...

Films – late March/early April

Wednesday 3rd April 2019

No cinema films other than one late screening of a release that is about 2 years old.  I saw Puzzle as it was an ‘if you missed this first time round’ screening at Scotts.  But you can...

New Products on The Site

Thursday 21st March 2019

I am slowly adding products to the website. I have started with Pom-Poms, a chunky, subtly sparkly hat (or scarf) yarn, called Lady Lame (pronounced laa-may, not lame), and a lovely, soft 100% pure...

I am Teaching in Cornwall!

Tuesday 19th March 2019

One of the projects I am teaching here in April at the Embellishments Workshops is the icord-edge shawl.  And these are fully booked.  So I am teaching it – just focusing on the icord shawl...

Netlix / Prime Films and Green Book

Monday 25th February 2019

Most recently, I went to the pictures to see Green Book. Last night it won best film Oscar.  Edited:  I have read a lot of critiques on Green Book, focusing on the way it has a simplistic...

Promoting Yarn Shop Events

Thursday 7th February 2019

Yarn shop owners, and people who attend yarn shop events, this is for you. On my new website, I have a courses page and each month I will feature a selection of 3 events on the Feature facility of my...

Films, Late January/Early February

Tuesday 5th February 2019

More films. I went to see Glass, as I mentioned in my last film review post.  It was *OK*.  Better than Split and not as good as Unbreakable.  It has the feel of a very low-budget film (aside from...

Maybe, Baby

Friday 1st February 2019

Maybe, Baby is a new design that debuted at Knit Camp in November 2018. A few basics: It is a sweater-top capelet. It is knitted in the round and also flat. I rate it as easy – moderate. It...

Hat Workshop, 7 March 2020

Wednesday 30th January 2019

I am celebrating my new website by launching a new event for 2020.  Hat Day, which will be on 7 March 2020.  Here it is. A hat is a humble accessory.  But I love them because they are fast to...

Films

Tuesday 29th January 2019

The latest films I have been to see or have watched on Netflix or Prime. Stan and Ollie. Just go. It’s lovely, gentle, funny, touching, interesting and well acted.  The actors who play Laurel...