Project Update: Sunshine Coat and Pineapple Shawl

Happily, whilst on my recent break I managed to find time for my personal projects!  For the shawl, that wasn’t too difficult – part of my time away involved a couple of train journeys totalling nearly six hours, so there would’ve been something seriously wrong with me if I hadn’t managed to make a dent…

Two New Projects: Pineapple shawl and Sunshine coat

A magazine deadline has been and gone, and this week I have found myself with two days off!  I haven’t been in that situation for a few weeks so I thought I’d spend some of the time relaxing, eating pancakes and devoting a bit of time to personal projects.  The first of these is the…

A Crochet Weekend

I have been slightly quieter than usual because I’ve been in knitwear design mode for an early March deadline.  All is ticking along well and I’m enjoying it, but as ever, when working on creative solo projects, it is lovely to have a bit of an escape.  So just a quick one from me this…

Winter Crochet

It’s been some time since I blogged about anything crochet-related, so I thought I’d share some bits and pieces with you as I take a breather between projects. First, though, is some good news for south east Londoners looking for crochet lessons!  I will be teaching a beginners crochet class at The White Room, Crofton…

Knitting and Designing: projects, processes and reflections, part 2

Christmas fairs are over and for me, celebrations begin tonight with the first festive feast of the season, not to mention the weekend!  I’m looking forward to more relaxed get-togethers; as much as I love teaching, it will be nice to leave the house in the evening for more social reasons!  Routine can make one…

3 days until the Fringe Christmas Bazaar!

Yes, that’s right, I am onto my second (and last) Christmas fair of the season!  This Saturday 7th December, I will be at my regular Muswell Hill haunt, Fringe108, for their shindig.  I’ll be demonstrating knitting and crochet techniques, people can stop by for drop-in sessions or advice, and I’ll also have some of my…