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...

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...

2019 Workshops are now LIVE!

Monday 24th September 2018

2019 is now live on the site.  You can find them all here! There are icord designs, Happy Endings, new felting, gifts and the return of Christmas at Court Cottage. Each day explores new techniques...

Dear Diary + Conversations with Lily

Thursday 20th September 2018

(Some of this was drafted a while ago). Bank Holiday Monday:  this is the last day when I will live in the house without one or both of my children also living here. The last time I will peg out and...

WIP Amnesty Day 2019 – 23 March

Wednesday 19th September 2018

Come to the Court Cottage WIP Amnesty event in 2019 and get back in touch with a project that you once loved – or quite liked – but shoved behind the sofa in 2017 and now can’t...

July Newsletter

Thursday 19th July 2018

I have just sent out the July Newsletter.  In this edition, there is the usual mix of my news, industry news and new yarns. If you want to get these up-dates, please contact me and I will add you to...

How To Videos: stretchy cast on for socks

Sunday 3rd June 2018

I am planning to make a few short videos of some of the techniques I teach and release them after workshops.  Here is the first one:  a stretchy cast-on for top-down socks.  This can also be used...