popcorn

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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yokes

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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bride and groom

Mini Mochi Bride & Groom || my life in knitwear

Whilst we were away a friend who I met through knitting got married, and what could be more appropriate for a knitting bride than a knitted Bride with her Groom: Aren’t they a lovely couple! I particularly like the veil blowing in the breeze: And to give you and idea of scale, they are tiny enough… 

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the year in books: july and august

Holiday reading || my life in knitwear

We are back in Blightly with a bump following a long overdue holiday (more on that next week). Holiday is my time for serious reading and I was really looking forward to reading for pleasure again rather than just for work. Below is the selection of books we took away with us. The post was written before I… 

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