Free knitting pattern design by cowgirlblues of an easy Aran knit top

An Easy Aran Knit Top

The weather is cooling down here in Cape Town, not that you'd notice today as it's about 24 degrees C.  But in general it is.  The mornings and evenings are colder.  So at long last the temperature is more conducive

Lyon public art sculpture of flowers

From Lyon with Love

Six weeks ago in the first week of April, I visited Lyon, France for the first time.  The primary reason for my trip was to participate in the first Knit.Eat festival - two VERY compelling reasons to go anywhere!

Cassie’s Socks

I’m no sock expert, in fact it’s less than a year since I knitted my first pair, and that was done under the guidance of a lovely Latvian lady who didn’t speak a word of English! So how hard can

Meandering around Munich

While I was in Germany earlier this month I managed to fit in an overnight stop in Munich. The city is the capital of Bavaria, in the south-eastern corner of the country.  And it is full of history, arts and

cowgirlblues, h&H cologne, merino wool, south african yarn, cape town

H&H Cologne 2019

I spent the past weekend at H&H Cologne 2019 in Germany and had an inspiring, encouraging and extremely busy time.  It's hard to explain in words.  So I've got a picture collage to show you some of the things I

Quiet Time

One of my favourite recent swatches - Merino DK in Celadon, Aubergine and Hot Pink It's already February of yet another new year and I have no idea where January disappeared to. In the hustle and bustle of running a business

Martina Behm and StrickMich!

Martina wearing her Selago Sunset Shawl Last year we worked on an exciting and fun collaboration with Martina Behm of StrickMich! Martina is a German knitwear designer. She also happens to have a Masters degree in economics from Cambridge University,

Great nights sleep blanket

Get a great night’s sleep

Pure wool blankets regulate body temperature thus improving sleep As an occasional insomniac I don't take a really great night's sleep for granted. I LOVE my bed! I would spend a lot more time resting on it if I had the