Swatching. It can be a boring, annoying requirement in hand-knitting almost anything. It stands between you, and getting started for real on that project you can’t wait to see come to fruition. I have been guilty of skipping swatching and jumping straight in on many occasions. Often it hasn’t mattered much, as it’s been for … More Casting off: Why Swatching is Important
My branded stickers and business cards arrived this morning! It’s so exciting to see my new venture taking shape.
Isn’t it great when the Work In Progresses convert so easily into Finished Objects? A couple of days ago I made a little turquoise earphone gadget bag, and then this slid off my needles and announced itself complete: It’s a medium-sized gadget bag, that I made with a Kindle Paperwhite in mind. It’s now listed on my … More Casting Off: A Smudge
For a while my partner has been encouraging me to start selling my knitted creations online, and finally I found the courage to do it. As of last night, I now have an Etsy store! My first item listed is this cute little gadget bag: It is 3″ x 4″, and I designed it to keep … More A New Venture!
Do you listen to podcasts? I have never made a habit of them. They have always been a brief means of exploring topics and information I wouldn’t normally come across in my day to day life. I am discovering that a well written and researched podcast series can offer all the major points of interest of a topic, without … More While I Knit – Talking History: The Italian Unification
I love listening to audiobooks. They go everywhere with me: while I knit, down the gym, in the car, on the train to work… For the last month I have been listening to Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges, read by Gordon Griffin. It was given to me by a friend who knows and … More While I Knit – Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
When you go through a folder of photographs, do you find ones that you forgot you took? That is the case with this one: It is the Latte Baby Coat by Lisa Chemery. I was hooked into buying the pattern by this picture: Yup, ridiculously cute. Could you blame me? It was July last year, and … More A present for a Bump