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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toria plum & coconut tarts

Coconut tarts || my life in knitwear

For the second recipe instalment of the Coopknits Great British Puddings sock club, Rachel designed the beautiful Toria sock, knit in yarn dyed by The Knitting Goddess and inspired by plums. One of my most enduring, early memories is baking with Grandma. She had a particularly interesting mini-tart tin which gave a beautiful shell-like appearance to… 

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judith kerr at the jewish museum

The Tiger Who Came to Tea || my life in knitwear

After my Bloomsbury ‘detour’ on Saturday, I headed up to Camden to meet my knitting friend Lucy at the Jewish Museum to see the Judith Kerr retrospective. I have no doubt, that just like me, so many of you were first introduced to Judith Kerr’s writing at school, through her hugely important book, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit and is one… 

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