Giveaway day!

Hello world, I’m in a mad crazy panic of writing for the next couple of days and don’t have time to blog as I’d like to. So without further ado, here’s the give away: Yarn Thing’s Designer’s Dinner swagbag which includes: Namaste Zuma in Eggplant (I’m keeping the pink one for myself) 2 skeins of Universal yarns, Blossom Street Collection …

TNNA Round up – THE PARTY!

Being a designer in this amazing industry has one distinct advantage; getting to spend time with your peers. This year, I was fortunate to be invited to the designer’s dinner. Hosted by Marly , of the Yarn Thing blog, a large group of us were treated to a sumptuous buffet at Barrio Tapas – nom! I had the opportunity to …

TNNA Round up – part deux

Back to the people after an unexpected nap, or TNNA jetlag, as it has been dubbed. Love to the Stitch Coop girls first – Robyn Chachula, Kristi Porter, Stefanie Japel, Anne Kuo Lukito and Annie Modesitt were my boothmates, and you should buy all their books and patterns immediately if not sooner! Miriam Felton  of Mimknits, Amanda Jarvis of Lorna’s …

TNNA Round up Part 1 – The people

I’m never sure just quite how we cram so many experiences into just a few days, but when thinking about how to blog about TNNA, I came to the conclusion that there was way too much fun being had to dump it all into one post. Ergo, I’m going to split it into The People, The Party, The Products and …

40th Anniversary

it’s hard to believe that in August, I’ve officially been knitting for 40 years. It’s actually a little longer, but for my 4th birthday, my mam gave me my very own grown up knitting needles and balls of yarn that were specifically for me rather than left overs from another project, so I class my 4th birthday as the start …

Getting ready for TNNA

Always the highlight of my work year, TNNA is fast approaching. As daft as it sounds, I’m most looking forward to just standing back and absorbing the atmosphere. I’m giddy to see far-flung friends, new yarns and new people, but mostly, crowd watching is the high point. Just absorbing the buzz of all these people with the same passion is …

WWMDfK?

What Would Mme. Defarge Knit? If you haven’t already checked out this book, I highly recommend it. Not only is it a wonderful read, I also have a pattern in there <g> Knitted in Bijou Spun by Bijou Basin, Jane Fairfax’s Tippet is a study in expanding cables, which seems to be my theme lately. This little thing was a …

‘Ello, ‘ello, ‘ello!

Hello! So thrilled to have the blog back! We were totally decimated by spam and it’s taken forever to get google/wordpress/mediatemple all back and healthy! Thanks so much to the hubs for fixing it, I was just making a mess of it all, so I’m thrilled that he stepped in and worked his magic.   So, quite a lot has …

And also…..

…. I’ve been playing with squares and sailors. I’m so happy with my design work right now – the baby blanket is really coming on strong. It took a while to figure out just how to make the diagonal garter st 2 color squares, but I’m especially happy with the result – particularly the carry-along weave in’s on the back …

Twitching

As you can see, I’ve been birdwatching recently and managed to spot this friendly little Wally Bird! He’s such a gregarious fellow – bright shiny eyes, soft downy feathers and a super sunny disposition! I was lucky enough to capture his shy nest mate too! Aren’t they adorable? You won’t be able to spot them in your back yard for …