Knit Camp 2017

Sunday 30th October 2016

As you may know, Kathy and I have been planning a Knit Camp experience; most of these plans have been in our heads – until now.  Now I am ready to ask you if you would like to come with us,...

New Moebius Course, 18 February 2017

Thursday 27th October 2016

Hello there!  Here is a new course, in February 2017 (a repeat of November 2016).  NEW Moebiuses.  I have designed two new ones and I can also take bookings from those new to Moebius knitting as...

The Axis of Evil (AKA Squirrel for lunch)

Tuesday 18th October 2016

So, recently, as you may have read, my good friend Hilda sadly died.  It was a shock.  It is still a shock.  And while Hilda was in hospital and then after she had died, I had her dog, Toby, here...

Designer Notes: The Lumi Mitts

Monday 17th October 2016

This is the latest in an occasional series of posts about some of the designs in Elements – tips, tricks and some of the back-story.   These are very practical, despite looking quite sparkly and...

Hilda

Sunday 9th October 2016

If you have been on one of my workshops here, you may well remember Hilda.  She often came down to the house at about tea time to sit with us at the end of the day, have a cup of tea and a slice of...

‘Ice Boa’ from Elements

Saturday 1st October 2016

I wanted to show you this: It is Ice Boa from Elements.  Jane, who has knitted two of these now, edged the cast-on side with velvet fabric/ribbon which I think is really lovely and would also have...

Swatchety Swatch

Wednesday 21st September 2016

I recently read this.  It is about swatching. I know many knitters really hate swatching.  What I don’t really know is why.   It’s true that taking a bit of time to make a little...

Designer Notes: The Landscape Throw

Saturday 17th September 2016

In this installment of designer notes I am going to talk you through knitting the Landscape Throw from Elements.  I love this piece because it is large, comforting and, once you get the hang of the...

2017 Workshop Schedule

Monday 12th September 2016

This is shaping up nicely. First, I am repeating Steeking and the knitting of the Bee Blanket and Cushion, probably in April or May as the new date (February 2017) is also already full.  Contact me...

Designer Notes: The Smoke and Mirrors Felted Bag

Friday 9th September 2016

I have now taught this design a fair bit and I have also released the pattern which is here, for anyone who has not attended the course.  So I think now is a good time to also set out some Designer...