I realised it’s been a while since I did a straight out ‘newsy’ post. So here I am, about to bore you with everything I’ve been up to in the last couple of weeks…

Neil and I went to Amsterdam for the bank holiday weekend. It was our first visit - on a simple flight/hotel deal - and we fell in love straight away. I would definitely go back for a longer visit, and we even talked about maybe living there sometime.


We mostly just walked around for hours and hours, deciding to do museums/day trips etc on another visit. I could look forever at the houses along the canals and would love to live in one of the flats there, perhaps not one of the leany ones.

Leaning houses

Oh, and there were sheep:

Felt sheep

This was a shop on a pretty snazzy canal street and was dedicated to very arty felt pieces. Sadly, it was closed so I could only peer through the windows.

There’s more pics to look at on the Flickr set, very poor quality I’m afraid as I forgot the camera and (not surprisingly) my mobile doesn’t quite produce the same quality of shot!


Since we got back I’ve launched into a new design project. The focus will be on handspun and there will be a bunch of stuff coming out over the next few months. At the moment it’s spin spin spin, there will be a bit of dyeing to be done and I’m just about ready to put a new warp on the loom which has been a bit neglected. I am still managing to put in a row here and there on Venezia, here’s where I’m up to:


Other things I’m working on are a design which will appear in a book, a Socktopus exclusive new sock pattern and a total overhaul of my website. Not to mention Issue 3 of The Inside Loop. Good thing I’m female and an old hand at multi-tasking! None of these things are very big, but all added together they fill up the days pretty well.

Finally, a shot to brighten this dismal London weather for you:


This roving, among others, will soon be winging its way to a store near you :-) (well, near some of you).

Have a great weekend!

6 Responses to “Happenings…”
  1. Ali says:

    Store? What store? When? Where? :-D

    The Venezia sleeve is looking great, and your Amsterdam pics are making me whine at Nick. :)

  2. Kai says:

    Great shots of Amsterdam! :)

    Loving Venezia, and I echo “What store? When? Where?”

  3. Joanne says:

    All the projects are exciting, they sound awesome! I take issue with the female thing. Many men multi-task. Really. Think about chefs. Multi-tasking, don’t you think? My professor has gotten much better at it–managing research students, teaching, a home life, well–we’ve beaten him into shape! He’s so absentminded though. He can now concentrate on about 3 things at once. Maybe…but he’s an anomaly. I also have to tell when he has holes in his trousers. Really. Some things are learned in our society–but the absentmindedness? I think one has to be born with it, poor man…

  4. Moggle says:

    Great photos! I love that roving.

  5. Rebecca says:

    Oh gosh, that orange is good, a perfect shot of sunshine.

  6. wiscjennyann says:

    Ah, I luuuuuuuv Amsterdam! Great shot of the leaning house! Also your Venezia is beautiful…

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