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...

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...

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...

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...

Allotment Soup and Upside Down Rhubarb Fool Cheesecake

Monday 5th September 2016

This soup is really yummy and I have been serving it at workshops last weekend.  Everything in it was grown on the allotment! It contains no brassica which I know some people don’t like and it...

Places Available for Gift Knits, Saturday 3 September 2016

Friday 26th August 2016

I have just had two cancellations for the next workshop which is on Saturday 3 September.  You can come here, knit this hat and / or these mitts, learn a new skill maybe, and have a generally lovely...

The Final Project Line-Up for Gift Knits

Wednesday 24th August 2016

This September sees the launch of the Court Cottage Festive Gift Knits events.  I have designed variations on three themes which all use 1 – 3 balls of yarn (DK or Aran, depending on the...