Tuesday, 25 October 2011


Over the past month I have been able to step back and spend a little time addressing things (and people) that have been somewhat neglected. My Grandma always said 'Give a busy person something to do and it always gets done'. Not always the case methinks. Give a busy person something to do and it usually gets added to an already enormous list of things to do!!
I have been having a little 'me' time of late. This has given me a chance to see old friends, chat for ages on the phone, and photograph some of my many projects (i am still ignoring the ironing). Who knew that I had knitted not one, but four Ishbels this year!! I have had a couple of hugely enjoyable and interesting woolly related road trips for inspiration and information. But, best of all, I have had time to sit and browse my huge collection of Knitting Books and Magazines. As the owner of The Knit Studio I stock a large, nay ginormous amount of Knitting, Crochet and Sewing books, this means I have unlimited access to them all. What can be better than to browse through beautiful books for inspiration with a coffee, some cake and a very large cat for company?

Ishbel knitted in DK Cotton

HitchHiker knitted in 4ply

Ishbel knitted in Lace Weight

Trial knitted in DK Cotton

Veyla knitted in Angora

Damson knitted in DK Bamboo Cotton

Just a few of this years projects which finally made to the front of the camera!!

And, not forgetting Mittens

Time to advertise for staff I think, then I can enjoy a little more 'me time'!
Applications on a postcard to...........................................

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Moving On - At Last!

Thank you so much for all your kind words and comments about Pebbles. It was lovely to read them and know you were all thinking of us, I really appreciate your thoughts :-)

And, moving on - I shall be doing a number of short posts with photos to get this Blog and myself moving!

VIV - Ysolda Teague

We had a VIV (very important visitor) to The Knit Studio in July. Young, talented Scottish designer and author Ysolda Teague came to visit us for the day. Ysolda was launching her new book Little Red in the City and came to do a Book Signing and Trunk Show. We all had a great time trying on various garments from the book, deciding which design we were going to knit first. It was very difficult to choose as all the garments are fabulous and it made such a difference being able to try them on.

I'll leave you with a few pics.

Ysolda & Tori.

Ysolda and her youngest fan?

Rebecca, Ysolda and Anne (giving orders as usual).