…tell them your plans! This is a phrase my mum has been repeating ever since I can remember, usually after a plan has gone awry. However, if I stop telling the world about my plans, who will know where I’ll (hopefully) be or what is coming up in my world of woolly goodness? So IContinue reading “If You Want to Make the Gods Laugh…”
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Have You Any Wool?
It’s been a full week, with much of it being dedicated to my next design commission. The pattern is written for the back and both fronts and for the sleeves up to the underarms. So, really it’s just the sleeve caps and the collar to do in terms of writing/grading. This design is in 10Continue reading “Have You Any Wool?”
Everything Happens at Once
It’s been a productive week and one that got busier as it went along! It seems as though my work is building momentum currently and that’s really quite exciting. This wouldn’t have been possible while I was a full-time school teacher as I just wasn’t able to put the time in to yarn-based stuff toContinue reading “Everything Happens at Once”
We went to Llandudno on Sunday. Our main mission was to photograph Llandudno Promenade. on the pier and also on the promenade. Sue even lay down on the slipway to photograph the shawl flying as I threw it in the air above her. We hadn’t banked on it being *quite* so windy and cold, butContinue reading “Winter Winds”
The most exciting news for me this week has to be the publication of The Knitter, issue 185 last Thursday. See that shawl on the cover? That’s Branwen, my design, and it’s a five part knit-along that is begin run during this and the next four issues! Part One is in this month’s magazine. It’sContinue reading “Ta-da!”
All Are Welcome
I picked up the Safe Space cross stitch from the framers today! We go to P G Framing in Mold and Paul did a fabulous job as always. I had to request a perspex front because it’s going to be hung in a school and glass isn’t allowed. Taking pictures of things behind a shinyContinue reading “All Are Welcome”
Cymru Am Byth!
There will be no surprise I’m sure that when I chose the name of our newest MKAL I was influenced by the wonderful phrase “Cymru am byth” – Wales forever! On it’s own ‘Am Byth’ also gives a nod to some of the design features – I wonder if you can guess what they mightContinue reading “Cymru Am Byth!”
…And a Happy New Year!
Well, we’ve made it to 2023! We’re only a few days in to the year, but already the adverts on the telly are full of the seasonal ‘buy a new sofa’, ‘book a summer holiday’ etc, and social media is full of the ‘New Year/New You’ ads. Fortunately the majority of the people I followContinue reading “…And a Happy New Year!”
Open the Door
I bought this book a couple of weeks ago in our local Welsh shop along with The Welsh Learner’s Dictionary. It was encouraging that I could understand the title (Agor yr Drws, 6 stori i ddysgwyr – Open the Door, 6 stories for learners) even then, and that each page has a couple of newContinue reading “Open the Door”
All At Once
It’s one of those week’s where everything is happening at once and some of them are coming to fruition after quite a while! I’m on the final flag of my Safe Space cross stitch! Once that is complete I shall do the final bit of cross stitch (the word “Welcome” in the middle), then crackContinue reading “All At Once”