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…

On the blog: The finished Sunshine Coat, complete with lining!

So…drum roll please, here is the finished Sunshine Coat in all its glory!               Delivery took place on Sunday, and as you can see, my friend’s happiness matches the cheery combination of yellow and soft lavender!  It fits beautifully too – although I should remind you/note that the size…

Sneak peek at the Sunshine Coat!

A quickie this week as I am in the home stretch of my friend’s present; just the lining to attach before my work is done. The lining pieces have been cut out and pinned together – all that remains is to machine sew them together and insert the lining into the coat.  I will be…

An (un)creative environment…

It has been quite messy and chaotic these past few weeks; lot of building work and decorating at home, and there hasn’t been time to post anything nice.  I could’ve shown you an image of a massive hole in the wall waiting for a window, but that’s not interesting!  But it is almost over, my…

Bank holiday R&R

This weekend I found myself casting on for some selfish knitting and, more unexpectedly, visiting the London Sewing Machine Museum, which was an absolute delight. The museum is one of those hiding in plain sight.  It is attached and adjacent to my local haberdashery store, where I also bought some soft muslin to line my…