lifestyle

Cuttings books

Here's something I don't often talk about: I keep scrapbooks of ephemera I've clipped from magazines over the years. I also stick in some postcards from family and friends, but mainly it's just pictures, ideas, sometimes words and occasionally whole articles that I have wanted to keep for inspiration. It's a haphazard pursuit. I can… Continue reading Cuttings books

Knitting

Rowan 50 – first impressions

I must say up-front that I have a love-hate relationship with Rowan.  I love their design aesthetic, the look of their magazines, the 'stable' of designers they have working for them.  I hate their yarns, the fact they discontinued the Jaeger brand, the fact that British knitwear designers almost automatically have to default to being… Continue reading Rowan 50 – first impressions