Textured Shawl Recipe

This is one I’ve been meaning to make for ages. The combination of the stocking stitch and pattern stitch is very elegant. I used Louisa…

Knitting and Stitch Show

Thanks to a lot of plotting and planning, I managed to arrange a full day off work to go to Alexandra Palace for the Knitting…

Lilac Baby Dress

This dress, from Anna Maria Horner’s Handmade Beginnings book, amazingly only took one day to cut out and make. It would have taken even less…

Sunday on Columbia Road

A free Sunday means a stroll down either Brick Lane or Columbia Road. Yesterday, I chose Columbia Road. It’s not especially buggy-friendly, so I left…

Knit Nation

I managed to get to Knit Nation after our break in Anglesey (photos to come). I was thinking about it but having had to forgo…

Socks

There’s something about knitting socks which non-knitters really don’t understand. Maybe it’s because socks are now so cheap to buy, so ordinary and throw-away. But…

Sewing room

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to put up many of my photos as the walls in this house are concrete. If anything needs hanging up,…