Thanks Nature Sheep Cafe South Korea

Keep calm!

Coping with these turbulent times isn't easy. We've put together some ideas that might help. From a roundup of free knitting patterns available on our website to a list of things to watch and listen to, hopefully there

Mohair sweater test knit in Cowgirlblues fluffy mohair yarn

Test Knitting is fun!

Up until very recently I had never test knit a pattern.  It's a big thing in the knitting (and crochet) world and you'll often see calls for test knitting on designer's social media feeds.  That all changed last December when

Cactus with a flower that lasts just one day

Just one day …

This morning I noticed that one of my very small cactus plants had a flower on it.  Its was purely by chance that I even saw it.  If it hadn't been a Thursday when I work from home I'd have

Young girl carring an oversize crochet handbag

Day of the Girl

Friday October 11th is International Day of the Girl Child on the United Nations calendar.  And the UN has acknowledged and celebrated  Day of the Girl since 2012.  This year's theme is GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable.  You can read more

Labour of love

We had our annual studio sale this past weekend.  In speaking to many  knitters and crocheters I was struck by how much of this craft is a true labour of love for all of you. Most of the time anyway

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!

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