East London Knit Podcast | Guest Interview

By | April 20th, 2017|#knitsharelove, Interviews, The Tea Collection Club|

Hi there Hope April is treating you well. I wanted to pop past and let you know that I was recently interview by Renee from the East London Knit podcast. Renee and I caught up at Edinburgh Yarn Festival an chatting about knitting, travelling and the new Tea Club. If you fancy catching up with all my latest news 'in person' you can view the podcast below. You can also subscribe to Renee's podcast via her youtube channel.  The Tea Club 2017/18 More information about [...]

Interview | Phileas Yarns

By | August 14th, 2016|Interviews, Travel, Yarn|

Hi, Today I have another special interview to celebrate The Travel Trio - this one is with Sylvie, the colour mastermind behind Phileas Yarns. Her bold colours are inspired by her many travels and adventures around the world. If you are in the UK and are planning to visit Yarndale in September be sure to pop along and say hi to Sylvie who will be there with all her glorious yarn, including a few special treats prepared just for the festival. Interview | Phileas Yarns Oolong knitted by Sylvie of Phileas Yarns | Copyright Sylvie [...]

Interview | The Travelknitter

By | July 28th, 2016|Interviews, Travel, Yarn|

Hello there How have you been. As I am sure you can tell by the irregular posting on this blog I am still working hard at finding my feet in our new home. We are in the middle of winter and boy is it cold! Great hand knit sock weather though - you've always got to look for the silver lining. Today I have a very special interview with Larissa from Travelknitter - originally from Mebourne she now lives in London and loves travelling as well as knitting (it's all in the name I suppose) ... I used one of [...]

Yarn Adventures | Prince Albert

By | January 22nd, 2016|#knitsharelove, #lovelocalyarn, Interviews, Travel, Yarn|

Yarn Adventures in Prince Albert, Little Karoo | #lovelocalyarn Sun rises over the Swartberg in the Little Karoo It is a fairly well documented fact that I love exploring and I love yarn – I especially love exploring that involves looking for yarn (often much to my husband’s despair – although I must say now that he has a kindle I can happily wander off for a lovely yarn exploration trip without too much bother). South Africa is a weird one for yarn – there are sheep a plenty and a fair amount of the yarn we champion [...]

5 minutes with … Francoise Danoy

By | December 19th, 2015|#knitsharelove, 5 minutes with, Interviews|

5 minutes with ... Francoise Danoy 5 minutes with Francoise Danoy What is your favourite part of the design process? I enjoy every stage, but the moment when you lift your project off of the blocking board and hold it in your hands for the first time, watching how the fabric drapes and falls, and seeing that the image that you had in your head realized in your hands is such a satisfactory feeling like no other. What items do you most like to knit, wear and design? Shawls always take my top pick. I love the different shapes, the [...]

5 minutes with … Clare Lakewood

By | December 18th, 2015|5 minutes with, Guest Blogging, Interviews|

5 minutes with ... Clare Lakewood The #giftalong is still in full swing over on the Ravelry boards and there is still plenty of time to join in the KAL. If you are finished with your gift knitting, or prefer to knit for yourself instead why not pick out a beautiful pattern to cast on over the festive break? 5 minutes with Clare Lakewood   What is your favourite part of the design process? I tend to look forward to each and every part of the process, until it comes to actually doing it. Then all the annoying little things [...]

5 minutes with … Louise Tilbrook

By | December 17th, 2015|#knitsharelove, 5 minutes with, Guest Blogging, Interviews|

5 minutes with ... Louise Tilbrook Today on the blog I am joined by fellow sock designer Louise Tilbrook for a quick chat. Grab a brew and settle in for an inspiring 5 minutes with ... 5 minutes with Louise Tilbrook   What is your favourite part of the design process? Casting on! The start of a new project is always exciting and full of possibilities. I love winding a new ball of yarn and working with it while I work out what it wants to be.   What items do you most like to knit, wear and design? I [...]

5 minutes with … Joeli’s Kitchen

By | November 29th, 2015|#knitsharelove, 5 minutes with, Interviews|

  5 minutes with ... Joeli's Kitchen Welcome back for another '5 minutes with ...', today I am chatting to Joeli from Joeli's Kitchen a UK based designer who originally hails from the USA. Joeli has a fantastic eye for great kids knits, especially fun but practical knits for boys. She also creates lovely accessories and hosts a lovely podcast. Hope you enjoy your '5 minutes with Joeli' 5 minutes with Joeli's Kitchen   What is your favourite part of the design process? I love the planning bit right at the beginning. It’s definitely the honeymoon stage -- getting to know the [...]

Knitter Journeys | Two

By | April 21st, 2015|Interviews, Knitter Journey|

Hi there, Welcome back to the Knitter Journeys feature, this week I am chatting to Vanina who lives in Sydney. I really enjoy meeting knitters from all corners of the world and hope you enjoy meeting Vanina and feel inspired by all her wonderful projects. I was first drawn to Vanina's knitting when I spotted her Parachutey late last year. The combination of brights and black is incredibly striking, I popped over to her corner of Ravelry and was sold. I love her colour sense and she has chosen some interesting patterns that I have not come across before, couple [...]

For the love of DPNs | Interview with Freddie Patmore

By | January 31st, 2015|Interviews, Sock Surgery, Socks|

Hello there, Hope you are having a wonderful week and a sock filled January if you are taking part in the Sock Surgery KAL as part of Shinybees Year of Socks. I have a great interview for you today. Back in December, Jo and I were chatting a lot about knitting needles and the choices knitters make. After chatting to some people on Twitter I found this comment by Freddie Patmore @Freddiebj) Freddie Patmore @Freddiebj · Dec 28 There's something very pleasant about knitting with longer dpns. I enjoy it more than circs, for sure. #knitting  Being a massive magic loop and circs [...]

Load More Posts