dear diary,

this week that was full of germs and need not be remembered!

Oh yes, my girl and I have had the ‘bad lurgy’ all week and have spent most days  just moping around in slow motion trying our best to keep some cheer in our lives. Not easy when outside it’s gloomy and inside you spent hovering between the pantry (to warm up your wheat cushion in the microwave to soothe your tummy) and the bathroom (I won’t elaborate).

Spending time in my studio always cheers me up. The tranquility of being surrounded by yarn, books and notions, looking out over the mountains is soothing at all times and makes me instantly feel better.

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Corner in my Studio

I did manage to play with yarn almost every day, even if it was only for a little while…

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Colours of the Rainbow

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Flowers for Red Riding Hood

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For a Crochet Workshop

Work on my new Lola Loops book had to take a back seat, as I mostly managed to make a lot of mistakes which made me realise that tummy bugs and paracetamol don’t get on well with mathematical charts that need to work when put into practice. I can’t wait to get back to work on it though as it will be full of lusciousness in this years S/S Pantone colours. Here is a sneak view…

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To be used in Lola Loops Spring/Summer

If there is anything good about not feeling well at all, then the only thing I can think of is that one can manage to catch up on reading all those lovely magazines that keep piling up.

Well I have done plenty of that this week too…

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…always best

Today we are feeling a little more human, the sun is shining and we have opened the windows to let the germs fly far far away. 🙂

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Today from the Studio

dear diary,

Only 27 (and a bit) hours to go before the launch of…

…and we are all getting very excited about it!

As promised yesterday, here is what you do in order to get an extra design pattern for free:

1. You must purchase the book from this website in order to qualify

2. After you have paid for the book come back  here and leave a comment in the comment box (don’t forget to include your e-mail address)

3. The first five people to purchase will be send a special design pattern completely free via e-mail by the end of the launch day

The Countdown has begun!

 

dear diary,

You know how much I like a challenge! An idea that has been in my head for a while, to publish a series of books offering a selection of small designs, is finally coming to fruition. I thought long and hard about how best to publish, in print or on-line, but as I am a great believer in simple solutions I have decided to go the on-line route first…

…and so it is that I can announce with greatest pleasure, that the first book in the Lola Loops series is being launched on Wednesday 7th November 2012 at noon UK time. It will be available to download on this website and on Ravelry from that day.

I am quietly excited about sharing Lola’s knitting adventures with you and hope you will like the things she has been making as much as I do. To make the launch a little more exciting I am giving away an extra pattern design to the first five people who purchase the book from this website. Watch out for the next post tomorrow when I will explain how it works 🙂

 

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