The Maker’s Year, Part One: How did I get to where I am now?

Earlier in the year, I was listening to the fabulous A Playful Day podcast. The host, Kate, put forward the idea of The Maker’s Year, a creativity and sustainable living challenge with a seasonal focus, asking folk to share our projects and what making means to us. This struck a chord with me at the …

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Blogging before blogging was A Thing … and how it relates to knitting, eventually.

Way back in the year 2000, my husband and I moved to Verona, Italy, for work. We both worked at the same company which had a presence in Verona. An opportunity came up to work out there for a year, and after much discussion, we decided to go for it. I was tidying up a …

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Yarn Bowls

My friend Chris is a very talented potter. I might have said  that before, but it stands saying again. A few years ago he made me some yarn bowls:     His design has evolved into these little beauties:     Thanks, Chris Greening Pottery!  

Crochet Fever

Every now and then (OK, quite often) I get slightly bored with the craft I’m doing and want to do something different. I guess it’s one of the joys of being multi-craftual. Also one of the drawbacks – not much gets finished quickly! When I was at the Ally Pally Knitting and Stitching Show last …

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