On knitting


I'm a terrible knitter. I'm dead slow. I regularly drop stitches  - in fact, so regularly, one could argue they could be part of the pattern, if they weren't so varied in size. I lose track of patterns, I forget where I am. I once knitted a hat that was shaped like a Mobius Strip…

Hooking my way through the year…


I've recently started rug-hooking. It's the thing these days, post crewel embroidery... I sit in my living room, decorated by the crewel panels my mother did, copying her activity, only I pull little loops through the linen with a tiny hook instead of passing a needle through. It's part of my fibre education - sewing,…

Knitting stories together


I'm a terrible knitter. I struggle through easy patterns, drop stitches with gay abandon, restart projects after unpicking them all the way back, and eventually end up with something approximating what I started out to do. Almost. One of the first scarves I knit was for my son. I was knitting while I was distracted…