Adventures in Yarn Dyeing, Part One

Last week I tried two things for the very first time: drafting a bodice block and dyeing yarn.  It’s safe to say I’ll be doing both again! My not-so-new job has kept me away from posting regularly like I used to, but it’s been a crazy, eventful and educational nine months in post and I…

Bite off more than you can chew…and then chew like hell

The title of this post sums me up in many ways, besides explaining why there have been a few weeks between this and my previous post!  For as long as I can remember, I have been keen on shovelling as much food into my mouth as possible, making my cheeks bulge like a squirrel or…

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…

Milestones

It’s a bit of a bumper post this week, if only for the quantity of photos!  Last Thursday something very special happened: my very first design was published in Knitting Magazine!  If you have found my blog as a result, then a warm welcome!  It has been several months coming and I am so so…

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…

Ruminating in the Rain: Gutting the Creative Wellspring

I met my friend Anna, the creative talent behind Moochka, for a hot chocolate this evening, and whilst we were talking the subject of my nascent collection came up.  I remarked that I’d been talking about it for so long, people will be wondering if I’ve just made it up or will never do it. …