Size matters- adventures with Booties

For the last few weeks I’ve been trying to knit again, which after last year, has been a mission. However, this is not the point. 😂 I’ve been knitting a lot of baby booties over the years and over the last few weeks. For so many years I did everything in 8ply (DK) yarn, including…

2020 and the Value of Hindsight

2019 started with a hiss and a roar. I wrote 24 knitting patterns in 2 weeks (mental, I know). I read 4 books in the same time frame. I was working on my Masters thesis. I said I would accompany the NZ YSC to London. I ran a holiday programme. Wrote directed and produced 2…

And here we go…

Inadvertently I have settled on a plan for posting on this blog. This is rather strange as I have been blogging in one form or another since…. well…. 2004-ish. It has taken me this long to work out an actual schedule. See, I tend to want to share everything at once, rather than wait to…

Where have I been?

It has been a crazy, crazy year. This year Theatre has become my priority and taken over so much of my life. I have had the best time, from directing, to writing, to creating, to performing. This has included working on original projects, working on my Masters in Creative Writing (scriptwriting), traveling to London to…

So exciting! My Porg is DONE!

Okay, this is a completely unscheduled post… but look… I have been working on this Porg pattern design for a while, and it has a few iterations.  I will release them shortly.  But this final prototype is done, and I’m so happy with it.  I think it is a super easy knit, and I’m sure…

Coming soon… watch this space.

Hello again… so many things are on the horizon. On Sunday the January edition of the newsletter is coming out… so if you haven’t already subscribed, now is the last chance to get this month’s exclusive free pattern. You can sign up here. Also, my obsession with “Star Wars” has gone further.  I have a…

And it is just about the New Year…

It is hard to believe that this year is nearly over.  It has been a rollercoaster of a year. Hopefully things in 2018 will continue to look up and improve.  And there is a lot in the future.  For now I have a lot of plans, and a lot of planners.  Literally, I have a…