Jubilee Crown Cushion

dear diary, I have long been an admirer of Queen Elizabeth II. How can one not admire her, when at the ripe old age of 86 (I don’t actually know anyone else who still works at that age),  she still has a working schedule that would stretch younger people’s stamina. Admittedly, she has…

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Festive Teaser

dear diary, I have started getting into a very festive mood these past few days. Every time I go out I can see more and more of these… as the country is preparing for this weekends celebrations. I have not been idle either and ‘done my bit’ in a small way… Can you guess…

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The Humble Facecloth – a free pattern

dear diary, sometimes the simplest things can make us most happy don’t you agree? This can surely be said about items we make our self or hand-made items we receive as gifts. I have received many such hand-made items from friends and family that I treasure far more than expensive…

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Eureka Moments

dear diary, You know that feeling you get, when after weeks of research, trials and tribulations things suddenly make sense and fall into place. Well, I had just such a feeling a couple of days ago when I finally managed to find a way to add a purchasing button to…

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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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