Mission: Cardigan – and more amazing textile art

The last week or so has been about finishing things up work-wise and getting more time for personal projects.  This winter, I am on Mission: Cardigan.  I am in the home straight of a small collection of accessories – all will be revealed in a few weeks’ time! – but I can happily say that…

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…

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…

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…

Dates for the diary: Christmas fayres and a new collaboration

Whilst in the midst of deadlines and selfish knitting I realised that I hadn’t shared some fun and exciting news with you!  Yes, it’s only mid-November, and I am not normally one to start banging on about Christmas until December 1st, but I thought it would be a good idea to tell you that I…

Sniffles, Sums and Stitches

It’s going to be a shortish post this week as the mental fugginess (yes, I meant ‘fugginess’ – fug, fuggy and fugginess are some of my choicest onomatopoeic words to describe colds and their symptoms.  I promise it’s not a typo!) accompanying my current head cold is threatening to take me over.  The chill in…