The Knit Studio – Workshop

Dear diary, On Saturday at lunchtime I got on a train and travelled to Newcastle upon Tyne to teach a workshop on Continental Knitting at my dear friend Anne’s yarn shop. I don’t think that the term Yarn shop is quite right for this amazing Alladin’s cave of yarns, fabrics,…

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Colour Affection – my take!

dear diary, having just finished my latest design, the Rügen Shawl, I needed a rest from mathematical formulars, tension squares and lace samples. I remembered Angelika, a German friend of mine, wearing a lovely shawl at Wollfest in Backnang and writing down the name of the design on a piece…

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Afghan Half Way Stage

dear diary, Hurrah!!!! We are half way there (well some of us are!). Yesterday we had our monthly Afghan Knit-along meeting at lovely Fibre and Clay in Knutsford. You might remember, we started this ‘loopy’ knit-along way back in February giving out two new square patterns per month. The blanket will…

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New Discoveries

dear diary… All who know me also know about my total love, some might call it obsession, with magazines. Not any odd magazines, but those that have great ideas and some good stories mixed with fabulous colour photography. This month I tried two new magazines just out. First up there…

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Ready to Crochet

dear diary… I am ready to go…my bag is packed, workshop notes are printed and I am looking forward to a day teaching some eager “Loopers” the art of Tunesian crochet. A day spend at beautiful Fibre & Clay in Knutsford doesn’t seem like any work at all…it’s far more…

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