Thanks everyone for your lovely comments on the Tudor Roses book in my last post. I’m back to say we have a giveaway winner – Congratulations, Vera, you’ve got a message waiting for you in your email. I drew random number #97 and this corresponded to your posted comment. Thank you everyone for your draw […]

Friends, are you – like me, currently – in need of something new and pretty to look at? Well, allow me to present to you the recently re-released Tudor Roses by Alice Starmore. Have you all heard of Alice Starmore? Well, if you have not, boy howdy are you in for a treat. A crazypants […]

We’ve arrived at another January Friday, and around these parts it is still chilly (though a bit on the rainier side of chilly, and admittedly I would prefer to be on the snowy side), and still very much wool season for me. I’m pleased to report that my Exeter cardigan is finished and only needs […]

Friends, this right now is 100% my favourite time of year for knitting. It’s just after Christmas, which means holiday knitting has passed, and selfish knitting time is fully welcomed. If you live in the chillier parts of the Northern Hemisphere, as I do, this is also the perfect time for sweater knitting. If you […]

Greetings and happiest new year wishes, my knitting blog reader friends! I hope that you are returning from a restful holiday time, and that even if you are not, that you still have some delightful knitting on the needles to look forward to. I am luckily experiencing both of these things, as I had a solid […]

My current cardigan knitting is bopping along this week – it’s not as far along as I had hoped it would be at this point, but it’s getting there – but before I come back to that I have to show you a design of mine that is now out in the world today! This […]

Did I say my swatch was going to be a quick one? Ah how optimistic. Actually swatching generally is fairly quick when you’re working with bulky weight yarn, but I do kid myself to think I’ll just get away with one. We do this thing to ourselves in knitting world where we include gauge references […]

Swatches, am i right? Either you love them, hate them, or form a grudging kind of respect for them. Which ever way you look at them, they are a persistent part of our knitting life. I’ve written before about my increasing levels of admiration for swatches as I’ve become a more experienced knitter. They are […]

Knitting friends, I don’t mind saying that November has been a little bit crazypants. Perhaps even more than a bit crazypants. Crazytrousers, even. My day job is non-stop busy during the day, the real world feels less than reassuring, and I’m starting to do a mental holiday count down towards the holidays. (I have not […]

My knitting blog friends, I do owe you a bit of catch up. One of the first things I’d be remiss in mentioning is that a pattern I had the privilege of designing this past year is now out in the world – I’m pleased to show you Francoise, a vest pattern which is one […]