wool on gotland

Gotland wool || my life in knitwear

There are reminders of the importance of sheep to the island’s economy everywhere you look on Gotland; a sheep adorns the national flag, the bollards are concrete rams and ewes, and you will regularly spot flocks grazing the fields as you travel along the roads. The beautiful silver-grey fleeces range from light to dark with every… 

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destination gotland

Our cabin on Gotland || my life in knitwear

Late last year I received an invite from Ann Myhre (pinneguri) to join her for a few days on the island of Gotland, just off the coast of Sweden. When Ann emailed she pointed out that the flag of Gotland has a sheep on it and is home to the Gotland breed – I was sold! We travelled… 

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summer recipe swap

Letter to Grandma || my life in knitwear

Whilst reading through my Grandma’s old recipes to find the notes for her Coconut Tarts, I discovered a few envelopes and folded pieces of paper tucked inside her recipe books with handwriting that didn’t belong to Grandma. Inside this particular envelope was the following letter: Dear Joan & Austin, We were pleased to hear that you… 

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socks, socks everywhere…

Stack of socks || my life in knitwear

…but not a pair in sight! It’s been a while since I updated you on my knitting and crochet progress. There’s been a lot going on in the background – a few FO’s, a few new projects and even some blocking which is generally unheard of around these parts! I’ll gradually show you what I’ve… 

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the finished mini skein set

Yarn ends from the mini skein set || my life in knitwear

Upon her return from the Fibre East festival, Joy got straight down to work and has now transformed Amelia’s winning photograph into a mini skein set… This is just a teaser, so for the full reveal please hop on over to The Knitting Goddess blog where you’ll also find these amazing knit and crochet project bags designed and… 

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and the winner is…

The Mini Skein Competition winner, Amelia Hodson || my life in knitwear

Thank you so much to each and every one of you who submitted photographs, voted, commented and supported the Mini Skein Competition. The public vote has now closed and we are thrilled to announce the winner is… …picture 1 sent in via Instagram by Amelia Hodsdon (woollenwords). Very many congratulations Amelia – we both loved… 

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true brit knitter

Belinda Boaden, Knitter || my life in knitwear

It was with a very heavy heart last Friday, that I attended the funeral of my dear friend Belinda Boaden who sadly died a few weeks ago from complications caused by treatment for cancer. You may have known her in person or through social media where she could be found as True Brit Knits, the label she ran… 

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