I love this time of year the mists,the sunshine everyone loves,the sparkling spiders webs between autumnal coloured leaves glowing and tempting.A hectic month since I last wrote which started with my trip to Fano and journey through Europe,home for 4 days and then a journey of 600 miles to Lochness and Inverness for the inaugral… Read More
Summer for me ends tonight as I arrive home and see so many changes, leaf colours, heather changing on the hills. Summer prepares to retire and the long days start to wane, it’s time to banish the summer’s end blues and prepare for my very favourite time of year, is this because it is the… Read More
Since my hand was so badly damaged last year I have tried not to think too much of the pain that cold weather brings. On a positive note pretty wrist warmers in my own BFL tarn make me smile.
Today travelling closer to the Pyrenees we saw Andie and Adriaan of Rennaissance Dyers and enjoyed a pleasant hour looking at her amazing set up before our spending spree and travelling on by the lake for our swim and picnic. The blue of the water,the differing blue of the lac are amazing and we found… Read More
The breeze is warm,the sun hot,and the atmosphere is one of lazy lazy holiday feeling as I meet up with my dear friend Charity and her family at her home here in the beautiful South of France.Last night we sauntered and chattered as we walked along the ‘canal du midi ‘in the early evening cool… Read More
Using beautiful new yarn courtesy of DiGilpin who is also teaching at Fano and Loch Ness. DoubleKnitting is colour transposed surfaces on a dual faced fabric are usually done in finer yarn but this yarn lends itself to produce warm cozy utterly soft squishy fabric. A new design for the Knitting Festivals Fancy joining us… Read More
Inspired by the book Sequence Knitting my shawl/ wrap is knit using my Harwood Heritage wool in its 2 shades of Shale and Snow Kit available soon
My blog is written to share insight into my world as a knitting designer and fibre artist. Constantly I am asked ‘what inspires you ‘ and I answer ‘my travels, my landscape, my garden. I love to garden but since moving to live 1300’ above sea level in an exposed bleak landscape my gardening has… Read More
My tulips always inspire me and here is a new shawl started,see the icord trim,it could have been doubleknitting here but I chose icord. The Parterre shawl begins ‘He was planting bulbs in the ‘parterre ‘for a spring display
When you purchase the Poncho knit kit containing all your Harwood Heritage yarn,needles,and pattern you will also receive free 1 hank of the new fine spun Heritage yarn in pure pedigree BFL.