The annual joy of blossom

For obvious reasons, the winter has felt extra cold and extra hard and extra dark this year. To me, this makes the spring feel sweeter and more sacred, and today I just want to celebrate that by sharing some of my photos of this season coming into fullness where I live, here in Reading. As […]

My Body Model

A few years ago I excitedly stumbled upon the Kickstarter campaign for MyBodyModel. Erica Schmitz, the project founder, had come up with the brilliant idea to develop software which would turn *actual body measurements* into proportionate fashion drawings, with which to better visualise outfits or prospective sewing/knitting/crochet projects. I have always struggled to accurately perceive […]

Back to School

There’s a definite chill in the air; the conkers are starting to drop and, this morning, the soft smoky smell of a bonfire from a garden several houses down from ours filled me with the unmistakeable feelings of AUTUMN. My usual back-to-school feelings associated with this time of year feel more intense than in other […]

A profusion of glorious music

Something I’ve wanted to write about since I started editing my first online course, is the amazing music which I’ve used throughout the videos, all of which was created by one prolific, thoughtful and inventive musician: Rrrrrose (formerly Monplaisir)/Loyalty Freak Music. If you’ve ever listened to any of my podcasts you’ll know I approach the […]

An Eggy Post

This morning when I, for the millionth time, started picking up recently-laid eggs and marveling at the little differences between them, I detected the slightest hint of an eye-roll from Mark. Mark loves the eggs and he loves the chickens. But it’s difficult for anyone to keep up with my ongoing fascination with THE EGGS […]

Wild & Woolly Knit 15

Do you remember the Balance for Better Blanket project on which I collaborated with the amazing team at KDD & Co. last year? It was formally recognised by International Women’s Day as an example of best practice, and it’s one of my favourite projects to date because it speaks to friendship; collaboration; creativity; stranded colourwork; […]

KNITSONIK MIXTAPE #7: SONIK Balance For Better Blanket

This year in celebration of International Women’s Day, I decided to work on a SONIK accompaniment to the Balance for Better Blanket on which I collaborated last year with my amazing friends at KDD & Co. The result is a rather long and dense audio mix which blends readings of texts written by the women […]

A square for Wendy Carlos

A few weeks ago, my friend Kate and I shared the Square Share/Balance for Better Blanket project on which we worked earlier this year, together with all at team KDD&Co., to mark International Women’s Day, 2019. The blanket has been officially recognised as an example of best practice and I feel incredibly honoured to have […]