Almanac Inspired: February

The Plan: A diary style post per month, drawing my inspiration from The Almanac by Lia Leendertz Each monthly section of The Almanac begins with a paragraph on the naming of the month. February is one of the months whose name seems the vary greatly across the various languages of the British isles. One in particular is a joy… Continue reading Almanac Inspired: February

Almanac Inspired: January

This is my plan - I'll do a diary style post per month, drawing my inspiration from The Almanac by Lia Leendertz Last year I didn't manage to buy this lovely book until September, but once I had it I loved it...I ordered the 2019 one in November last year so I didn't make the… Continue reading Almanac Inspired: January

Waternish and a Yarn Pilgrimage

At the very north-western end of the Isle of Skye, on the Waternish peninsula, there's a yarn shop. I have been known to travel a long way for yarn and this is one of the furthest flung pilgrimage sites. It wa sa beautiful day for a road trip, and we set off in sunshine which… Continue reading Waternish and a Yarn Pilgrimage

Haps Are Happening – Nut Hap

I like deadlines, not in the way Douglas Adams did, with the 'whooshing sound they make as they fly by' but because I really am so liable to go bimbling off on a tangent, doing something I shouldn't really be doing,  that a deadline is a good point to concentrate on. I very rarely miss… Continue reading Haps Are Happening – Nut Hap

Stonehenge Lap Blanket – Part III

The swatch is finished. But first a bit of background to the parts of the design not yet seen (until now...fanfare?). Stonehenge stands in a landscape - often referred to as a sacred landscape -  of monuments. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering Avebury, the Stonehenge Cursus, Silbury Hill and barrows… Continue reading Stonehenge Lap Blanket – Part III

Stonehenge Lap Blanket – Part II

This seems to have turned into a series, let's call it 'exploring the process'. The big surprise to me - after that flash of post Playful Day Knitsonik podcast inspiration - is how my brain has been going overtime with ideas ever since. Not just for this one, but for other colourwork pieces as well.… Continue reading Stonehenge Lap Blanket – Part II

Stonehenge Lap Blanket – Part 1

I've been thinking about designing a lap blanket for ages, ever since I finished Kate Davies' 'Rams and Yowes' which I made in a multi-coloured stash busting mood back in 2012 . I had an idea that I'd like to do some thing based on a landscape I know well, I also had a vague… Continue reading Stonehenge Lap Blanket – Part 1