So. <Adjusts posture and adopts important announcy sort of voice.> You may recall from earlier in the year my cheery chatterings about co-judging the Stylecraft Special DK colour competition up in beautiful Yorkshire, with Lucy from Attic24 and Sarah Neal from Let's Knit magazine. (Sarah is a woman who understands that sometimes you need to sit in a car park frantically finishing knitting a skirt for the meeting that you are about to take part in: let's just say that I feel a lot of Continue Reading
Competition! The Knitting & Crochet Guild
And a very happy Tuesday to you all. May your day be filled with cuddles, blueberries, wine, and some unusually luscious yarn. But here are the serious bits. Happy, but serious. First, do you remember the Stylecraft competition that I co-judged with Sarah from Let's Knit magazine and Lucy from Attic24? Well, I'm finally allowed to talk about the shortlist because it's time for YOU to judge which of the ten colours that we selected should be added to Stylecraft range. We were rather pleased with Continue Reading
Judging The Stylecraft Competition
And... breathe... Right, so this is my post about co-judging the Stylecraft yarn competition. Settle y'selves, friends, for it threatens to be a long'un. There may also be gaps where I run upstairs to gullibly respond to yet another request from the Toddler Twinnage. (Y'know, twins, I'm not convinced that you're really scared of the rain any more. Anyway, you're still in trouble for that water fight in your bedroom half an hour ago that I've only just finished cleaning up. Now will you GO TO Continue Reading
Stylecraft Competition, Yorkshire, Internet Friends, And Champagne.
Oh where to even begin? I'm back from yarn-filled, sun-drenched (despite any regional stereotypes you've encountered) west Yorkshire. I have so much to show you - more, I think, than can realistically be shoe-horned into one blog post, unless you like your blog posts encyclopaedic. Obviously, to anyone who's been dabbling 'Yarnside a-lately, there's the main event, co-judging the Stylecraft / Let's Knit competition to find a luscious new shade of yarn. Here's a teaser photo, but this Continue Reading
This Is Crazy, No? NO?
I know you’ve all been there: the three more pairs of gift socks still to be knitted and it’s 10pm on Christmas Eve. Or the exquisite, fit-through-a-wedding-ring bridal shawl that the bride really needs like, erm, tomorrow, for her wedding, and you’re only half way through the working the lace. OK, I made up these exact scenarios, but to a knitter/crocheter, they’re normal and completely understandable, right? But I think I might have over-stretched myself this time. The knitting in question Continue Reading