And the Pope wore wool …

And the Pope wore wool …

As the conclave to elect a new Pope gets underway today I was fascinated to learn about the papal connection with wool – the Pallium is a narrow band woven from white lambswool and adorned with six black crosses. It is worn around the neck of every pope – a y shaped scarf in effect. … Continue reading

Knitting on the National Curriculum

Knitting on the National Curriculum

As a former Primary Teacher and married to a Secondary teacher (as well as mum to 5 children) education is high on my list of interests. I am in the middle of developing some resources for schools based around wool and whilst taking a look at the draft proposals for the new National Curriuculum planned … Continue reading

Nominated for a Liebster Award

Nominated for a Liebster Award

Yay! In my previous incarnation as a “Mummy blogger” I loved a good meme  into which category I suppose my recent nomination for a Liebster Award would fall. The Liebster Award is an award passed on by bloggers to recognise interest new reads – so thanks for the nomination Anji – you can check out … Continue reading

Knitting Injuries and other Miscellany

Knitting Injuries and other Miscellany

It was a busy week last week – half term meant a house full of children so designing/knitting had to be squeezed into are quiet moments. Half term did however, give me the chance to indulge in some crafting with my youngest daughter whom I taught to knit at the age of five at her insistence. … Continue reading

New Knitting Pattern on Ravelry

New Knitting Pattern on Ravelry

  I have published a new knitting pattern on Ravelry today – this hat named Mariella is a pretty hat combining embroidery and knitting. Using Perle cotton knitted fair isle into the knitting and simple french knots creates the effect of hand embroidery. It is a really easy pattern to follow and a quick knit … Continue reading

Meet the Maker – Lemons For Lemonade

Meet the Maker – Lemons For Lemonade

Hello!  My name is Emma and I run Lemons for Lemonade, a blog and Etsy shop with assorted extras!  Lemons for Lemonade was borne out of a desire to learn a new skill – crochet – and make something great and desirable out of beautiful yarn.  I predominantly take commissions but also sell “off-the-peg” items … Continue reading