Friday, October 07, 2005


Originally uploaded by makeandboo.

I'm so excited about making it to the cover of this month with my pattern Collar Me. I really enjoyed making it, using lovely soft and chunky HipKnits handspun.

I haven't been blogging for a while, mainly because of setting up a knitting business of my own along with my biz partner Sarah. It's called GiftedKnits. We've created a range of knitting kits for beginner knitters, including the fab Learn to Knit kit. I'm particularly proud of this because it contains a CD-ROM with video clips to show you how it's done! We shot the video and then I stayed up for many late nights editing the footage. Well, everything is now up and running so you can check out our wares on the website

This weekend sees the start of National Knitting Week and my diary seems to be booked solid with various knit-goings-on. Here's what I'll be doing this week:

Sunday: Attending the Knitted Wedding at the Pumphouse Gallery, Battersea

Tuesday: Buying lovely yarn at the Jarndyce bookshop, Gt Russell St

Wednesday: Teaching my Learn to Knit & Crochet class in Uxbridge

Thursday: Helping grumpy teenagers to learn how to knit (and not be so grumpy hopefully) at my local high school

Friday: Helping out on the MagKnits stand at Ally Pally

Saturday: Selling GiftedKnits kits at the Playground Market off Sloane Square

Sunday: Teaching rugby players from Ealing Rugby Club (and some shoppers) how to knit at Ealing Shopping Centre

Maybe I'll see you around...