Author Archives: Katy

Building The Perfect Man

I’m hunting for a man. Panic not, I’m still happily married but I’m hunting for is a particular type of man. I’m researching at the moment and exploring the kind of man I’m designing for. This started when I was doing my Final Major Project at Uni and was an opportunity to create 3 different […]

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Time Management

Yesterday we went to the cinema to see Maleficent. It was fantastic and as we sat there, my brain started to fizz with ideas and patterns. The previous evening we’d been at a BBQ at my friend Lucy’s house. She’s a fellow knitter and she was showing me yarn combinations exclaiming she didn’t know what […]

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Bite Size Pieces

The packing continues apace and time for sample knitting has been challenging. I’ve been working on a different idea which combines elements not normally put together. As such it’s taking a bit of working out and since the way I work things out is by doing them and problem solving as needed, this can be […]

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What a Difference a Day Makes

Yesterday was quite the disastrous knitting day. No one died so, in the grand scheme of things, it could have been a lot worse but it felt pretty bad. First this weeks sample. Where to start? Well the first sample just didn’t quite work. The mechanics are great but the way it was being executed […]

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Summer Skies

This week is proving to be tiresome. The sample I’d planned to knit isn’t working out so it’s been frogged and this morning I’m going to start a different one. I thought I’d knit a sock this week too (an old design that’s almost ready for publishing) which is normally possible but in a working […]

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A Sense of Acheivement.

Isn’t it strange how things work out. Last week was mildly frustrating and it was the first time I didn’t complete all my assigned tasks for the week. Realising that I was fighting a losing battle, I concentrated on finishing the studio sample. Everything else could wait. This week got off to a flying start. […]

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Start The Week

As you may know, I’m working with a new system at the moment. I select tasks I must do by the end of the week and then build a timetable around it. So far it’s been really successful. I have a proper work day with a lunch and finishing time and everything. I have evenings […]

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Smock My Knit Up

Would you like to see my latest knitting experiment that I’m a bit in love with? This is smocking which is a texture I’ve not worked with before. I used a viscose/silk ribbon which makes for a shiny yarn and also gives it a gorgeous drape. I love the art deco feel this has. It’s […]

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This Week I’ve Been …

Work continues here apace. It’s so nice to feel productive and no time is wasted. My “other job” was cancelled on Monday due to illness, so I cracked on with shop jobs. I’ve got a sweater all finished and ready to add to the shop, I just need to take photos of it. And yes, […]

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Peaks and Troughs.

I’ve been a very¬† lucky girl over Christmas. I’ve had the luxury of time over the festive period. Time to spend with family and friends. Time to relax and knit “fun” things (ie not work and all for me). Mostly I’ve been playing with the wonderful gift my husband bought me for Christmas. This is […]

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