Sunday, July 13, 2014


Lots of changes are happening at the moment in my life.  Think it is the universe telling that it is time to take a leap of faith in myself.

This means that I'm going to be spending a lot more time with my knitting and hopefully a little more time blogging. We will have to see on that one.

I do, however, hope to start publishing a few more patterns. I have a book full of ideas so it is now time to put those onto the needles and then onto paper.

I'm looking forward to seeing where this next stage on my life journey takes me and hopefully if my new scheduling works I hope you can join me along the way.

I'm also going to move the blog to a new home fromaS E E Design. Hope you will joint me there.

Friday, September 23, 2011


I've a real thing at the moment for the designs of Stephen West. Stephen's shawls are simple but designed so that the shawl stays on your shoulders. I wore Flamboyan all day at work last Saturday and didn't find myself having to hitch it back up onto my shoulder as I do with many shawls.

And yes I did say work. I'm back working in public libraries again. Seems strange being at the other end of the work ladder, having been a branch librarian, but also good. I'm learning to enjoy the moment rather than having to worry about the future. That's someone else's problem :).

The yarns used are Skein BFL Sock in Dolce and Colinette Jitterbug in Velvet Plum and worked on 4mm needles.

I should have a few more Stephen West shawls to show of in a week or two as I finish them.

There will also be a new pattern Visceral, as soon as I translate my notes. No mean feat at times.

Keep smiling :-)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Primordial - A Scarf

A new pattern! It has been a while. I love working with the yarns of Habu Textiles and thought it was about time I created a little something of my own. The yarn tells the story so simplicity was the key. I chose to work with fine merino and wool/stainless steel combined with simple stitches.

The lace is the most basic combination of yarn over and knit two together. This is followed by stocking stitch to allow the scarf to wrap around the neck without too much bulk and finished off with garter stitch.

1 set 3.5mm knitting needles
1 set 5.5mm knitting needles