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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

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