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

Learn something new at a knitting workshop!

I spent a week in Joburg recently and taught five Joys of Spring Shawl workshops in four days.  It was somewhat insane but also a wonderful process to see how different people learn and how each one responded to the

Shawl-knitting Workshops

Shawl-knitting is new for some knitters, particularly here in South Africa.  We're a teensy bit behind the international curve.  But catching up is quick and easy.  Join me for a shawl-knitting workshop to expand your skills.  Our Joys of Spring

Paris travels and yarn shops

Paris was big on the itinerary of my recent travels, where I was fortunate to spend a week visiting trade shows and yarn stores.  It's an incredible experience to spend time in a huge, international city and my phone is

Cowgirlblues free knit pattern sleeveless vest for boys 3 sizes

Tiny Sleeveless V-Neck Vest

This v-neck vest is a cute pattern if you have little people in your life.  A vest is also a practical garment for tiny people and toddlers - easy to wear and keeps them warm when the weather is in-between. 

Kurzeme MHP at work

Women in Latvia work hard

Women work hard in Latvia.  It being Women's Month in South Africa in August this therefore seems an opportune time to share one of my interactions with some of these hard workers.  In my experience South Africa still has a