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…

A soggy day in London town / Why I’ve been quiet

(Note: it was wet when I started drafting this post on Wednesday morning.  It’s since brightened up!) Well, um…hi everyone.  I mean, hi to everyone who hasn’t given up on me after about three weeks of silence!  Sorry about that.  I hope you’ll believe me when I say I have a fairly good reason for…

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…

Turning Wrinkles into Smiles

Happy new year dear readers!  I hope you all had a lovely festive season.  I did, and spent a lot of time sleeping like a cat.  I’ve known a number of kittens over the years, and wondered why they felt the need to sleep so much.  I’ve found that naps are quite nice!  Sorry if…

Forensic Knitting – or, a Christmas yarn story

Forensic (adj): relating to or denoting the application of scientific methods and techniques to the investigation of crime This is a bit of a geeky post, but I hope you enjoy it all the same!  I was inspired to write it because I am one of the many knitters in the world making a Christmas…

December Knitting

It has been a busy few weeks!  The weather has made a decisive turn and I thought I’d update you on a couple of projects I’ve been knitting lately.  I have been so busy teaching workshops and planning things for next year – mainly exciting things! – that it has been difficult to find time…