Author Archives: Katy

Creative Living

I really don’t know how to start this post. First let me put your mind at rest. All is well at Triskele Towers. I’m working too  hard at the moment but that will come to a glorious end in a fortnight’s time. Commissions are being knitted, deadlines are hurtling towards me and general activity is […]

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Will I Ever Learn

My husband jokes that I don’t have a work ethic. I just don’t have a stop button. He may have a point. We’re house sitting for his mum at the moment. Whilst she’s away I offered to do some gardening. As you know she’s  moved and inherited a garden that, whilst is not a jungle, […]

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Moving Mania

It’s manic here at the moment. The same day I signed my studio contract, my mother-in-law rang to let me know that the sale of her house has been agreed and that she needs to move by the 29th. Of this month. She has somewhere to move to and it’s vacant which makes life easier […]

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A Break From The Norm

As of tomorrow, I’m on holiday! I’m a little bit excited. For the last few months I’ve been working with a real focus. Or rather, I’ve been more organised and the progress I’ve been making has felt more substantial. Working with such determination is great but it means that I feel ready for a rest. […]

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The Gift of Time

I have long since thought my husband is pretty amazing but today, he completely made my day. As you may recall, back in September I asked Boy for time for my Christmas gift. I didn’t tell him how he was expected to achieve this, just that, that’s what I wanted. Today he presented me with […]

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What’s A Girl To Do?

I’m sure the last thing you want to do when you get home from work is more of your 9-5. I know when I worked in my previous career, I looked forward to running out the door and filling my evenings with more fun things than grumpy nurses and sick people. Of course that was […]

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Those of you who have had the good fortune to know me for … well any length of time, will know I love a list. I love the sense of feeling organised and focused. It’s also very satisfying to tick things off a list, to see those tasks falling like dominoes.  Sometimes I’ve been known […]

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Success or Failure.

Being halfway through the final month of the year, it’s natural to become reflective and assess the last 11 or so months. I’ve been looking back at challenges I’ve set myself, figuring out if I’ve had a good year. The only real challenge I set myself was a knitting one. I know – that’s really […]

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Variations On A Theme.

It would be fair to believe that I only knit sweaters. Or design them. But that isn’t true. I’ve been busy for the the last few weeks, working on some Yule knitting. I’m only making one gift this year and the recipient is very special. I’ve been working on a shawl for them and decided […]

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Counting The Cost

It’s that time of the year when we are either counting our pennies and wondering how we’ll afford the impending festivities or thinking “Sod it” and deciding to worry about it later. Which ever way you approach the cost of Christmas, is your own affair – I have employed both in my time – but […]

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