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…

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…

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…