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 […]

Knits of 2020

With huge immediate uncertainties about the COVID pandemic and the unknown impact of BREXIT, I’m finding that time feels very strange at the moment. At the end of 2020, I felt burnt-out and dispirited, and had the unsettling simultaneous sensation of the year having dragged on and on, AND a big question around where all […]

Knit Loud by Labistrake

If you’ve been following KNITSONIK for a while, you’ll know how much I love the times when the KNIT and the SONIK come together. Today I’m thinking about two such lovely times, and I want to share them with you. First, and most importantly, my dear friend Muriel AKA Labistrake has published her first pattern […]

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 […]

KNITSONIK Bullet Journaling: now open for enrolment

Hello, I’m sorry – I didn’t mean to disappear just then. I don’t know how it’s been for you but for me time has taken on a strange dimension and the days here have been blurring one into the next in a continuum of bread-making, bean-soaking, chicken-care, garden-tending, watching the news, navigating social media, and […]

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; […]

Rainbows in the kitchen

Joey Muffkins is very partial to hanging out in the sink. He sits there for hours and is most put out if we have inconsiderately left any cookware there. He likes to stare into space and soak his head, back and tail. The light comes in at just such an angle, in the morning, that […]

Hanami at Home

When we got married, Mark and I went to Japan for our Honeymoon. We were so lucky to be able to travel to this amazing place, and fell in love with it immediately. Something which especially spoke to me is the beautiful sense of presence and celebration attending daily life. The rubber stamps at every […]