Monday, 7 January 2013

Then along came the wool

Some time ago I listened to an interview with Jane Brocket on Radio 4. She was talking about her new book 'The Gentle Art of Domesticity' in which she acknowledged the influence that everyday life had on her outlook. She not only relished family life and all that entailed but allowed influences from arts and literature to impact upon her designs. From there I looked up her blog and was inspired by her beautiful projects. I mentioned this during a chance meeting with an old friend and she told me about Attic 24 . Well that was it. It was then only a small step to Ravelry, followed by the discovery of a local yarn group, and needless to say I've been producing woolly objects ever since! 
As I've mentioned before I really am a dabbler so the above shows some early experiments in weaving, crochet, knitting, beading and even yarn bombing. The photograph in the middle is my ongoing saga of a ripple blanket. This was one of the first projects I began and it's still going strong - i.e.  it still stares at me from my wool basket begging me to finish it before I begin something else but there's always  something more demanding in the queue. So much wool - so little time.


  1. Thanks so much for your comment. Do you know, I bought Jane's book quite a few years ago whilst browsing in Borders and it opened up the whole world of crafting, blogging and vintage to me, too.
    Hen x

  2. Now go get that ripple done!! I've made a couple, but that was y-e-a-r-s ago!!


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