Alma Thomas

When I was working on ideas for the Balance for Better Blanket along with the team at KDD&Co., I became especially interested in the work of Abstract American Painter, Alma Thomas. To fit the square but in-the-round format of our Square Share template, I focused on Alma Thomas’s painting, Resurrection, which was painted in 1966 […]

Shetland Wool Week Bunting

Earlier this year I got an exciting message from my friend Caroline Simpson to say that the Maakin’ and Yakkin’ group at Anderson High School had commenced a school-wide bunting project using Liz’s pattern from my second book. Because of the way my health has been this year I wasn’t going to go to Shetland […]

Shetland-themed Sunday Tea in the South

800 miles South of the legendary Tingwall Teas put on by the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers, comrades of Berkshire, Oxfordshire and other nearby shires gathered yesterday at Purlescence to partake of homebaked fare, admire one another’s work, knit, and drink tea. It was a very jolly afternoon and Sarah and Jonathan […]

Judith’s Amazing Vest

Today I am delighted to introduce my friend Judith, AKA Auntie Fred, to the KNITSONIK blog. As some knit-buddies may know, we are in the last couple of weeks of the #knitsonikmittsalong that started last Autumn with some optional KNITSONIK kits. For those of us still finishing our mitts I thought some inspiration might ease […]

#knitsonikpomegranates

One of the best things about exploring The KNITSONIK System with comrades is seeing the diverse ways in which knitters view the world. This is always a subject of discussion in classes! Differences in perspective and perception become really clear at the end of a workshop when everyone holds up their swatches for all to […]