…of being inspired to join the Knit British #hapalong by the wonderful Louise Scollay.
…of Shetland Oo…
…of pretty little filters and tiny vignette-making.
…of wool and wood.
…dyeing yarns with plants on Saturday at MoKS – FREE WORKSHOP!
…of an excellent adventure in WOOL!
…of a new SONIK/SHEEP adventure for 2012.
…of a new British yarn and how it performs as a cardigan.
…of celebrating WOOL for what it is, and of WOVEMBER!
…of mittens, stickiness, scratch, woollen fibres, and stranded colourwork.
…of bricks, biscuits and yarns in Tallinn.
Last Tuesday I gave a talk at Reading Geek Night entitled “10 things you didn’t know about Wool.” Much of what I said in my talk will be old hat to seasoned knitters; you don’t need me to point out that shreddies are clearly NOT knitted by Nanas, nor that there are basic differences between […]
For further info, please do visit Mark’s Walk2012 blog, where he has written his own review of the custom-made Walk2012 birthday socks! Ravelled here. Also, for further wool/Olympics fusions, check out this petition launched by the NFU, calling for British Wool to be represented at the Olympics.
Spurred on by all your encouraging comments re: the tester-strip scarf, I have been on a spree of dyeing using those walnuts I told you about. Here is the basket of walnuts that Ruth and I gathered on Tuesday. This is Saint Mary’s Butts in Reading, and if you stand exactly where I was standing […]
I spent the weekend here with Liz, Lara, Kate and Tom. Our temporary tent-village was frequented by the Herdwicks who also live in Sykes Farm and who produce the most amazing variety and quantity of baas around first light. The cows sometimes join in and I have attached a sound file here so that you […]