We've got a new knitroom technician thanks to Miss Buswell! She is about 3 inches tall and goes by the name of Tiggywinkle. Shame she can't hold bigger needles though or we might get things done for the show a bit faster, it's in 10 days time! Eek!
The lovely Jojo recently borrowed one of my pre-collection pieces for a womenswear photoshoot called 'Small Girls in Big Jumpers', where a handful of tiny girls are playing around in really big, oversized knits. To see more, go and check her blog!
After dying 21 hanks of yarn to match my colour palette, I am now faced with the delightful task of re-winding them into knittable balls! Unfortunately for me, they seem to have felted slightly whilst in the dye bath so it's a bit of a spaghetti junction. Wish me luck!
Today was another photoshoot, this time for Italian Vogue. There's just not enough hours in the day at the moment, especially when I have some serious knitting to be done! This Bank Holiday will have to be work work work..
Worried by the moth I saw in the flat this week, I purchased some lavender scented protective bags to ensure any others don't assume my collection is on the menu for dinner! You can't be too careful hey. I am slightly confused as to why this was printed on the bag though - do moths read symbols nowadays?
Mika came in to the studio today to do some colourmatching with my roving, and a wonderful job she did! With her she brought in this fantastic sweater that an ex boyfriend's mum hand knitted once upon a time, that she said reminded her a bit of my collection - a good steal, I think you will agree!
Today I recieved an email introducing me to Elizabeth, who is a rare Austrian Mangalitza Gilt breed of Pig. (Have a look at Pig Paradise Farm in Wiltshire for more information..) Apparently she was sold for £250 at a livestock auction in Lancashire, where farmer Tim Fitton bought the pig for his daughter. Isn't she lovely? Perhaps I am biased though being a knitter..
Meet Marmaduke the cat. He is made from a nice herringbone trouser fabric that no longer fits my collection, but i felt it needed to be put to good use. I made him for my friend's birthday today, yet i was reluctant for us to part ways as he's such a cutie! I'm hope he is having lots of fun in his new home.
What a week! I finished the jumper for the photoshoot on time, only to discover that morning that it was being postponed until the week after. Sod's Law isn't it? Onwards and upwards though, and This afternoon I have been calculating a hand knit pattern for Outfit 3.
My old high school maths teacher Mrs Davidson would be happy to know that I am still in touch with Trigonometry! Now, time to get knitting and put my accuracy upto the test..
27 years old, Assistant Designer of Mens Knitwear at Burberry.
Royal College of Art MA graduate - I am knitter at heart, i knit and knit and knit quite a fair bit!
Other things I enjoy are making lists, riding my bike around London, Boris (my cat), The Smiths, and cups of tea with the bag left in. :)