Just Because I’m a Woman

Today is International Women’s Day. A good day to celebrate not only the famous women we admire, but also the real life women in our daily lives. The ones who inspire us, impress us, love us and live with us. The theme for International Women’s Day this year is “Break the Bias!” – the linkContinue reading “Just Because I’m a Woman”

Tread Softly

Today’s blog post title continues the tradition of using song titles for my posts, but it’s also the opening of the final line of the poem (He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven by W B Yeats) that Of Night and Light is named after; “Tread softly because you tread on my dreams”. This seemsContinue reading “Tread Softly”

Join In

Just over two years ago I created my Facebook group – Kath Andrews Designs group. I wanted it to be a place where knitters could share their projects, talk about yarn and generally hang out. The group description reads: This group is for people to share projects, ideas and top tips or just enjoy picsContinue reading “Join In”

A Stitch in Time

I finally finished this cardigan (Manu by Kate Davies) in August 2018. Before I got to the stage of being able to wear it there were a few false starts – I needed to make it two sizes bigger than I had begun in order for the sleeves to fit (and to fit over theContinue reading “A Stitch in Time”

All These Things That I’ve Done

Last week I finished by telling you I had marmalade to make when I got home. And indeed I did. However, the lovely Chris from Hampton Farm Shop had popped in the last few of the Seville oranges in addition to the ones I’d asked for, so rather than 1.4kg (3lb) of oranges, I hadContinue reading “All These Things That I’ve Done”

Keep On Keeping On

I have lots of stuff to tell you about, but it’s been quite a day and it’s late, so I will keep it short and show more than tell. First up, there’s a new pattern in the world! Small Acts is a pattern for a scarf AND a cowl. I even put lippy on forContinue reading “Keep On Keeping On”

And, breathe…

Last week I finished by promising to tell you about the spinning and baking I’ve been doing, as well as how the workshops went and all about next month’s knit-a-long! Let’s start with the workshops. It was probably the longest amount of time I had (a) been on my feet and (b) spoken for, inContinue reading “And, breathe…”

Getting Ready

January is a strange month. It seems to either be very, very grey and dark, or bright blue skies and freezing cold. I was fooled earlier today by the amount of sunshine and went into Mold without a coat or hat, just my large Into the Vortex shawl wrapped several times round my neck. AlthoughContinue reading “Getting Ready”

Mine!

This has rapidly turned into a week of finishing things. On Saturday I plied the yarn I’ve been spinning, I skeined it on Sunday and washed it on Monday. Today it is dry and it is glorious! It’s Cambrian Wool which uses fleece from Welsh Mules. These are a cross between Welsh Mountain sheep andContinue reading “Mine!”

This is the Day

I began yesterday’s newsletter telling subscribers how we had started the year drinking a cup of tea on the patio at first light, with a warm breeze blowing. It was unseasonably warm then and the weather seems to have caught up with itself today, as there is currently hail bouncing off the garage roof! OneContinue reading “This is the Day”

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