three thousand miles – a new pattern

It’s taken a while…but I am so happy to be able to share with you my latest design today 🙂 The ‘Three Thousand Miles Shawl’ A big old distance lies between ‘The Rainbow Room’, where this shawl was created and Magpie Fibres, home of the yarn used. Over three thousand miles in fact. Earlier this year […]

scandi dishcloths – three free patterns

Sun and Sand – Beach and Boats – Red, White and Blue – Endless Days, endless Skies and fabulous Sunsets! All of this means Summer and so far Summer has been very kind to us, with temperatures and an absence of rain not seen since 1976. Long may it last! For fabulous endless skies and […]

walk the line – a new shawl design

May I introduce my latest design – Walk the Line Shawl  This is my first collaboration with Fibre Artist Chrissie Day, using her beautiful 1 Farm – 1 Flock – 1 Clip yarn. The colours are inspired by Chrissie’s home high and remote in the Upper Dale where Winters are hard, Spring brings rejoicing and Summers […]

wales retreat 2018 – last day & departure

Sadly all too quickly the last day of our retreat week had arrived. We were all wondering where the last 5 days had gone and there was already talk and anticipation about next year. Last minute speedy knitting was done as everyone got themselves ready for show and tell after dinner. Certificates and Medals where […]

wales retreat 2018 – day 4

Today I want to show you the project I have been working on during the knitting retreat week. Here you see the finished yoke of a top-down jumper I am making. It was inspired by a painting by ‘my girl’ and incidentally this will also become her jumper when finished. I am using five shades […]

wales retreat 2018 – day 2

Day 2 started with joy of finished samples and eagerness to get started on the project of the week, a pair mittens designed by Claudia. Soon everyone was busy again with needles clicking and after a very hush day yesterday, today the room was filled with chatter and laughter. A big surprise was waiting for […]

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