Rowan loves… worsted edition

Just a quick one to say how much I love love love this pattern book by Martin Storey for Rowan. As a huge fan of chunky knits I wasn’t sure if this would just sit on my shelf and I’d never get round to actually knitting any of them. So far I’ve knitted the hat,…

It’s christmasssss – well not really, but we’re not far off

So as you can imagine the build up to Christmas in a wool shop is exceptionally exciting, but also so tiring. I have about a billion commissions, orders and also family and friends christmas presents to get knitted. To give you a quick insight of whats to be finished half way through december; 6 hats…

Blanket binge…

So I’ve had a busy few weeks, having just been interailing I’ve sorely missed my knitting always being near by. On my return knowing I had 2 weeks before it was my sisters “big” day, I started to freak knowing I had under 2 weeks to knit a blanket! I had prepared a little bit,…

Hand-dyed indie yarns

Being a yarn junkie, anything hand-dyed automatically shouts out to me. So having grown up with Colinette yarns (my local hand-dyed yarn) in Ippikins, I consider myself spoilt from appreciating all these gorgeous colours. For me colour is the most important thing, the style of the yarn doesn’t even come close once I’ve fallen for…

A little about me

So I’m currently an enthusiastic textiles student on a year off! My biggest passion is knitting, I am yarn obsessed. I’m lucky enough to be able to say I adore my job, which is working in a small independent wool shop and gallery, Ippikins.  Ippikins is definitely one of the aspects that got me into…