Rose

They arrived! I hate sending parcels overseas as I am always worried that the parcels will get lost in transit. So, it was a huge relief when Rose sent me a photo of herself wearing the hat and scarf I designed and knitted especially for her. The sunshine yellow is definitely Rose’s colour. She looks amazing. Rose’s scarf and hat …

Rose’s Scarf

Rose's Scarf

Did you know scarves have been worn since ancient times? I certainly didn’t. According to Wikipedia, the 9th century BC Statue of Ashurnasirpal 11 is wearing a shawl and, in Ancient Rome, men wore what was known as a Focale to wipe sweat from their faces during hot summers. In the reign of Emperor Cheng, cloth scarves were used as …

Why we knit

Woman Knits With Child

I often ask myself why do I knit. I live in Queensland, Australia for goodness sake where it is very hot in the summer and warm in the winter. Certainly, there is little need for anything remotely woollen. Yet, I knit. All year round. The answer to my question is, I think, one part simple (‘I have always knitted’) and …