It was lovely to go for an evening walk yesterday. The season is maturing, the berries ripening in time for late summer, the grass seeds golden and ripe. I loved seeing the flowers and identifying all the different plants growing along the roadside. The best things in life are often the simplest, don't you agree?
Today, Mary-Anne Mace, New Zealand lace designer extraordinaire, released Biophilia. (photo copyright of Mary-Anne Mace) I am so very, very touched that Mary-Anne has freely contributed this design to the Sustain the Sea initiative. She brought tears to my eyes when I saw what she had created, and read her message below. Here are her words about... Continue Reading →
Well hello there, and a Happy Sunday to you! Thank you so much for your lovely comments and support for my latest sock pattern, Sprig. I'm so happy that you like it! With Sprig finally off my radar, I've been focusing on finalising the pattern for my next design, Daisy. With each passing design, my concepts seem to... Continue Reading →
Today, I am very happy to bring you a sock that celebrates Spring. It is the second design in the Nature Series. This Spring, I have spent an inordinate amount of time happily staring at blossoms. Beautiful spring flowers, bluebells and snow drops. I wanted to conceptualise the lacey, curved look of the flowers and blossoms... Continue Reading →
The Kowhai tree in the garden has suddenly sprung into life this week and from what seems like nowhere, beautiful golden blossoms have appeared. I swear I didn't even see it budding! Sitting outside, enjoying the last bit of the warm evening air, doing a spot of knitting and drinking a nice cold beer, I... Continue Reading →
I love to make beautiful fabric. The feel of the yarn as it threads through fingers and around needles. The enjoyment of seeing a beautiful thing coming out of what was once (very pretty) wool string. The excitement of seeing a concept become reality! I've been looking at a lot of texture in nature lately. Bark... Continue Reading →