Winding trails for Nepal

We've all heard the terrible news of the earthquake in Nepal.  The scenes of destruction are uncomfortably familiar, and heart-rending.  There is great need for help. I have decided to do something on my part for the people of Nepal. I finished the pattern for this cowl this week.  I am making it free, but in exchange,... Continue Reading →

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Hello, and "Kung Hei Fat Choy", or Happy Chinese New Year! It is the Year of the Sheep/Goat as of today, and in celebration of the year of our favourite animal, I am pleased to release my new sock pattern, Fire Flowers! If you haven't already, you can read a bit of the background to... Continue Reading →

The Anemone Socks

Today, I am excited to release the Anemone Socks pattern! The Anemone Socks feature a simple 8 stitch repeat that is easily memorised to make this sock an engaging but easy project for commuting knitting or while watching television.  A pretty eye of partridge heel gives a durable heel and complements the broderie anglaise stitch pattern. There are two... Continue Reading →


I have long been fascinated with the look of broderie anglaise.  There is something very sweet about this lace embroidery, which is characterized by patterns composed of round or oval holes which are cut out of the fabric, called eyelets, then bound with buttonhole stitches.  As a young girl, I wore a blouse made out of a fabric featuring little broderie... Continue Reading →

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