I am thrilled to reveal Painted, my new scarf design for The Loopy Ewe. I was very excited when Sheri invited me to design for her Spring Giftables Club, and eagerly anticipated the arrival of Sheri’s chosen yarn. Continue reading
I love vintage knitting needles, particularly American aluminium needles in sweet-shop shades. I’ve never been particularly drawn to other knitting paraphenalia – until a recent visit to Ida’s House at Unravel, that is. I fell in love with a Viyella “Needle Gauge and Knitting Recorder”. I promised this tiny treasure a blog post all to itself.
Viyella gauges are unique and hard to find. I didn’t know this when I saw it; I knew the name Viyella as part of our textile heritage and I just thought this was a beautiful thing. I picked it up. Your hand just closes automatically around its round body. It has a lovely, solid weight to it, a lovely feel. But it is useful too.
Don’t get excited. I’m not selling my hoard of yarn. No, it was the Fashion & Textiles Vintage Fair at Hammersmith Town Hall. Essentially, it’s the same as when you decide to get rid of a load of yarn you’re not that keen on any more, and it’s someone else’s treasure. I found things that were fabulous to me.