Barney’s Hat

the glorious glowy crown of Barney's hat

Remember how much my parents liked Shetland? They are going back at the end of August via overnight train from London and overnight ferry from Aberdeen, bringing one of my Niblings – Barney. Luckily Barney is an enormous fan of travel and especially travel by train. On hearing about this wonderful trip, I invoked The […]

KNITSONIK Knit Stitch Template

Have you done my KNITSONIK Bullet Journaling Course? It is a course that shows you how to organise everything in your life in a dot-grid journal in a way that works for you, that is just for you, that feeds your creativity, that keeps all your important things in one place and – very importantly […]

Japonica Wrap by Beverley Dott

The glorious Japonica Wrap by Beverley Dott, upon which lies a red walking stick

Do you remember this post? It’s an interview with Beverley Dott AKA Fair City Knits. Bev and I have stayed in touch since those early days of bonding over finding inspiration for stranded colourwork in everyday life, and I’m thrilled that the last design in KNITSONIK & Friends: Colour to Knit is one of hers. […]

Flombre Joy

Today I logged into the Slack group for the KNITSONIK & Friends: Colour to Knit Club to check in with what people are making and was greeted by this glorious version of Flombre, knitted by Marilee. It never grows old to see my designs transformed through someone else’s colour choices, and I found it beyond […]

Celebrating Shetland Wool Week hats and the knitters who make them

an image of the article as it was laid out in the Shetland Wool Week Annual 2019

When I was writing about Bam & Pops’ visit to Shetland, I remembered that in 2019 – to commemorate the tenth year of Shetland Wool Week – I’d researched and written a piece for the Annual, celebrating Shetland Wool Week hats and the knitters who make them. I asked if it would be OK to […]

Bam and Pops in Shetland

Bam and Pops stand outside J&S with their beautiful sign featuring the red logo and the words HOME OF REAL SHETLAND WOOL

Back in the spring my Mum (Bam) mentioned that she and my dad (Pops) were planning to go to Shetland this July. Since my parents only planned to be in Shetland for two days, I wanted to prepare them for their trip so promptly sent them Volumes 1 – 3 of the fantastic Shetland Wool […]