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25 March 2009

Things I’ve been looking at on the web… Inspiration There’s just about time to catch the Tsars exhibition at V&A before it closes this weekend, worth a look for the fantastic military jackets. I’ve long been interested… Read more

Crazy lace

7 March 2009

So far, the resolutions are going pretty well. I have reduced the stash by 14%, from 22,500 m to 19,300 m. Addmittedly this is because I sold lots after the mohair incident, rather than having… Read more

Mohair, mo' problems

14 February 2009

If you’ve seen my patterns you’ll know that I’m quite fond of mohair. However, I’m banishing it from my stash, maybe forever! Over the last few weeks I’ve knitted a lot of mohair, which has… Read more

February is for finishing

11 February 2009

Well that’s the theory. The first of my new year’s knit resolutions – stop buying yarn – is going very well! I have in fact managed not to buy any yarn at all in 2009.… Read more

New year's knit resolutions

3 January 2009

I’ve only been knitting since December 2006, but already I’ve developed a few bad habits. I have a number of WIPs that have been hanging round for months, my stash is out of control and… Read more

It's a wind up

23 November 2008

I have often looked longingly at pictures of neatly wound yarn on Ravelry after spending hours standing over an upturned table, fending off two cats while hand-winding metre after metre. The thought of hand-winding 900m… Read more

Snuggle-up in soft pastels for A\W

27 October 2008

Delicate mohair, lightweight cashmere, and pastel hues take a soft spin this autumn… That’s according to British Vogue, and who are we to argue. The November 2008 issue features the photo-story ‘Postcards from the edge‘, presenting pale,… Read more

A/W high street knitwear inspiration

14 October 2008

Winter is well and truly on the way, which thankfully means the high street is full of lovely knitwear. Many of the current trends translate easily into hand-knitting. Shape French Connection are going boxy –… Read more