October 29, 2018

Well, the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace is well and truly over for another year. It is always a bit sad when it ends, and inevitably, I wish I had made more of the Show when it was open. As sure as buttons are buttons the following week I need… button...

August 20, 2018

I keep forgetting to write: the flower in this pattern has a knitted lace web between the petals which keeps the petals in place. No more flopping knitted flowers on your hats or where ever else you may choose to place a knitted flower.

This pattern can be found on Rave...

August 15, 2018

I have put another pattern onto Ravelry. 

This hat design has waited several years to be knitted. I designed this skull and a robot beanie several years ago, but I wasn't sure who would wear them. I collected images of sugar skulls and monsters on my Pinterest board and...

July 26, 2018

I have done it! I have put a pattern onto Ravelry. 

I haven't managed to get a link onto this site yet or even get it published onto Love Knitting, but I have taken the plunge.

It is quite a basic beret pattern, and I was worried that as a pattern it was not very excitin...

July 14, 2018

I knitted this hat after I proposed the idea to a magazine and it was not selected. The original plan was that one hat would be knitted from the top of the rib up; the other would be knitted from the brim up with a rib twice as deep. The two hats would be joined with a...

July 1, 2018


I have the unfinished project list to beat many a project list. I have projects that were proposed but never commissioned. I have projects that I have started and not finished. I have had that brilliant idea that must be tried, and I have not made into a project.

A lot...

March 3, 2015

You know the problem. You are at a party; you put down your bottle of beer and, when you turn around to retrieve it, you cannot find it again. A small group of bottles have gathered, and there is no way of telling which bottle is yours. What can you do? Answer: knit it...

January 5, 2015

I have just put a revised version of this pattern onto the Ravelry website and, because it is free, onto my patterns page on this site.

It is a pattern I first designed for the Let's Knit magazine in 2009, but the magazine didn't offer it as a free download. Several mon...

November 16, 2014

One of my new favourite go-to places on the Internet is the Amazon Author Central. For the first time, I can see quickly and easily how my books are ranking on Amazon but Animal hats to knit is falling in the rankings. The competitive part of me cares – why? I don't be...

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