Etsy finds and the Eco Gift Guide

I’ve been a bit slack about getting my head around both Ravelry and Etsy so I’ve tried to put that right this week, so much so that my eyes are a bit screen weary, think I need to do some knitting.

Anyway, I spotted the work of Edinburgh based fashion knitwear label Isobel and Cleo at a wee makers fair in the Edinburgh last Sunday. Their collection of knitwear and accessories is an interesting and exciting blend of hand and machine knitting, if you like your knitting 4ply & Fairisle this will take you out of your comfort zone. Have a look at them over at Etsy and whilst you’re there check out Going Home To Roost a hub of gorgeous home crafting run by a lady called Bonnie. As well as selling  her range of hand made aprons, cushions and home accessories on Etsy Bonnie also blogs. This month she’s included Kitglobal’s Shetland Flame Scarf kit in Organic dyed Walnut in the Eco Conscious section of her Gift Guide which brings together truly original gift ideas for tech lovers, crafters, outdoorsy types and lots more.

The combination of this, Kirsty’s Homemade Christmas and the fog that’s been sitting over Edinburgh all day makes me want to stay in, stick another smokeless briquette on the fire and knit ~ in fact that just what I’ll do.


Back from Bucks and the countdown continues


Country Living Fair Glasgow

I’m back from 2 weeks teaching the lovely 2nd year knit students on the BA Textiles course at Bucks New University down in High Wycombe. Going back there is like going home as I worked on the course for 8 years, if you’ve never heard of it you should have! It’s probably the best knitted textiles course in the UK directed by the ever inspiring and fabulous Ms Fiona Ross.

Anyway it’s exactly 2 weeks to Country Living Scotland for Kitglobal. As well as our first collection of designs we’ll also be showing a couple of new designs featuring a finer weight Baby Alpaca than the chunky we’ve used before plus a worsted spun cashmere which is SO soft  – you just have to come along and feel it for yourself. We’ll also have some new exciting new kits – more details closer to the show – AND a limited collection of ready to wear fashion accessories knitted / woven in Baby Alpaca. All in all a lovely selection, perfect gifts, should be a good show –  now if I could just work out how to fit everything onto the stand . . . .

Oh yes, we’ll be on Stand D19 and we’d love to see you there


LFW is it . . . . ?

issue1 The Coveted


Does LFW stand for London Fashion Week or maybe Looking Forward to Winter? I’ve spent the past few months waiting for the ‘barbeque Summer’ we were promised and watching ever widening North / South divide in temperature.

Edinburgh is beautiful but when it’s hot, sunny and 30 degrees in London but grey, damp and not even 20 degrees in Edinburgh I look forward to Winter when you know what to expect i.e. COLD and you can wrap up & knit!

 Anway back on the subject of fashion there’s a new magazine called The Coveted which will be promoting & supporting new and emerging stars in the Scottish fashion industry. Issue 1 is due for launch Ocotber 1st