Programmes and Patterns: Or, What Bugs Us About Knitting

“It’s like code!” is a phrase I’ve heard several times over the years when teaching people how to knit and crochet.  If the physical execution is muscle memory, then the pattern itself is a programme or choreography.  Another choice word, also gifted by new knitters, is “recipe”, which – although etymologically unconnected to the word…

When Will I Be Publishing My Back Catalogue? An Answer to a FAQ

Lately a few knitters have asked me when I’ll release some of my older patterns originally commissioned by and published in Knitting magazine, going back to 2014.  I’m happy to say that I can now – partially – answer that question! First, a quick explanation of why it has taken me so long to do…

Some thoughts on knitting and accessibility

I had a few thoughts about knitters and knitting following some posts made on IG a few days ago and felt a different perspective could help.  I don’t mean any harm by writing this post, and apologise in advance for any upset, but I sincerely want to mention a few important things that could help…

The Death of a Jumper

There are times when you have to say goodbye to things you’ve loved, created, or treasured.  Sometimes the relationship comes to a natural end; sometimes things take an unexpected turn, so that circumstances initiate change; and sometimes your own feelings change, or you confront the painful truth that maybe it just wasn’t quite right for…

All Change: A new job is on the horizon!

A very quick post to let you all know that I have another job! And no, I couldn’t resist a train-based pun in the title of this post.  I’m still buzzing after the Charing Cross tour I had a little while ago 🙂 *Hopefully* this will lead to things being a lot more settled professionally…

jolie-laide June

Apologies for my absence last week.  I’m currently living in a building site and palace of chaos!  Furniture has been displaced, space eliminated, long-forgotten possessions unearthed and a doldrum of drilling blankets it all.  I miss my home.                   And then the ceiling cracked 🙁 The silent…