catching up

Yarn in the City - Great London Yarn Crawl || my life in knitwear

It’s been a crazy few days at My Life in Knitwear topped off with a wonderful surprise – I woke up on Friday morning to news that I’ve been included in The Handmade Fair #Handmade100 list as nominated and voted for by my followers on Twitter. I vaguely remember a nomination back in July so it… 

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Sockupied Fall 2014 || my life in knitwear

You may have noticed I like knitting socks and usually have at least one pair on the go, okay two, three it is then, alright alright it’s four at the moment! Being such an avid sock fan I jumped at the chance to have a flick through the Fall edition of Interweave’s Sockupied e-mag and write… 

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the year in books: september

The Goldfinch unfinished || my life in knitwear

It was so lovely spending time on holiday reading for pleasure again. I’d forgotten just how much I love getting stuck into a book and losing myself for a few hours/days/weeks! We made it through most of the pile of books taken to Corfu with us. The Maigret books got a ‘so-so’ okay review. The… 

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loom band it

Loom Band It, fishtail bracelet || my life in knitwear

Do you keep finding these brightly coloured elastic bands around your home? Back in February I took a job copyediting a book about a new crafting craze on the horizon called ‘loom banding’. It was completely new to me and yet 6 months later loom bands are everywhere! The book titled, ‘Loom Band It’ by Kat… 

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Big bowl of popcorn || my life in knitwear

The highlight in last weeks otherwise (mostly) thankless week was that I won a prize! A gorgeous parcel from the Cornish creamery Rodda’s arrived following a giveaway on the Belleau Kitchen blog and was jam-packed with clotted cream, custard, butter and other goodies. If ever a prize was made just for me, this was it! Me… 

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creative blog hop

Crochet || my life in knitwear

Last week Linda from Kettle Yarn Co. tagged me as part of a creative blog hop where ‘tag-ees’ are talking about their creative processes and methods of working. I often speak about my work as a Technical Editor but less so about my work as a designer and thought you’d like to know a little bit more… 

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Yoked Sweater || my life in knitwear

There have been a number of very surreal moments in my Tech Editor career and one of them came last year when I received an email from Kate Davies. It took a minute for me to compute: Kate Davies? Kate Davies? oh, Kate Davies! I’m thrilled to now be able to say I am working… 

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the knit generation

Acorn scarf detail by Rachel Atkinson || my life in knitwear

I’m so thrilled to be able to finally share my designs for a gorgeous new book published by Quail entitled, The Knit Generation. Work started on this project last autumn and the finished book dropped through my letterbox this week. Curated and styled by Sarah Hatton, with beautiful photography by India Hobson, there are 15 accessory projects… 

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corfu days: dawn to dusk

Local bay at dusk  || my life in knitwear

We tend to go away at the hottest time of the year but Corfu was experiencing an unusually cloudy late July. However, there are benefits to the cloudiness: I can’t get enough of these bleached morning colours – they’re so delicate and almost indescribable in their shades. Thankfully the clouds were chased away leaving days… 

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