Easter weekend and other stuff

There’s definitely been a sense of newness, or preparing for things to come in my corner of the world over the last few weeks, and I’m looking forward to stuffing them into future posts wherever possible.  I’ll say now that there’s been a change or two that will affect my output of designs, but don’t…

Review: Thea Porter exhibition

Last Thursday evening I went to the Fashion and Textile Museum to see the Thea Porter exhibition.  I’ll confess: the exhibition – well, I needed to think about it a little bit.  I’ve never quite understood boho chic *cowers slightly at the thought of glowering readers* – not that the designs and prints aren’t beautiful,…

Mission Cardigan: Update

Last time I wrote, I promised to let you know how my cardigans were coming along.  Here’s a round-up of the last few months’ projects.  First, the finished objects (FOs for those in the know) towards the end of 2014: I’m really happy with how the Drew cardigan turned out, but I can safely say…

Selfish Knitting: The Pisces pullover and the not-so-Bleak cardigan

Over the last couple of weeks I have been blessed with the luxury of free time!  Wow!  Part of this involved a long weekend in Edinburgh, and part of this involved getting things done for myself, and no-one else.  It’s a bit like the shoemaker’s son going barefoot, or the builder’s house falling down: I’ve…

Sights for sore eyes: Textile art and Kim Hargreaves’ North

I haven’t had much time for my blog for several weeks, but now that my latest commission is finished (you’ll be hearing more about it, not to mention seeing it, this autumn) I can share a few of the sights and activities that have kept me sane and inspired in the interim.  I have been…