1 jumper, 4 WIPs

Drum roll please…the Brannagh jumper is finished! It’s been a while since I’ve completed a garment within a month.  This was ready to go before the end of August, but I got caught up with things over the bank holiday weekend and didn’t have time to write a post.  You can find out my more…

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…

Project Update: Sunshine Coat – and a little dressmaking prep

Yesterday was a soggy day in London town.  Deadlines have passed, I found myself overdue with the blog (sorry), and somehow I knew exactly which colour I’d most like to look at – and which project I’d most like to work on.  The past few days have been spent working on the Sunshine coat, and…

Tying Up Loose Ends

So, my teaching for the year is over!  Ever since I was a schoolgirl, I have been baffled by the organisation of the teaching calendar.  Why is it that the longest term and most intensive period of learning is at the end of the year?  The days are shortening, Nature’s colours are fading, the temperature…

R&R / My trip to Guthrie & Ghani

After launching Frosted Flowers last week I was VERY glad to have planned a trip to Birmingham to visit some friends and escape from routine.  It was all too brief, but I made the most of the time; I had barely finished uploading my patterns before the postman arrived with a parcel full of yarn…

Introducing Frosted Flowers – my debut collection

It’s finally here!  I have added a new page for my designs in the header bar above, where you can buy the patterns or the collection as a whole.  But just before you go, I’ll share my introduction and inspiration behind Frosted Flowers. Frosted Flowers was inspired by examples of nature, vintage lace patterns, and…