Wednesday, 14 July 2010


A knitter, a musician, a tea drinker, a cake baker, and a soon-to-be student (again)... that's me.

I've been a cake baker and tea drinker most of my life, thanks to one Granny teaching me to bake, and the other Granny encouraging me to drink. Tea, that is. I've been a musician since I was a teenager, but a professional one for the last 6 years. My instrument is the flute, and I also teach it to sprogs and grownups. I organise concerts occasionally, and in a bid to boost my esteem with regards to the event management, I'm starting a Masters in the art of doing it properly in September.

The knitting obsession began about 3 years ago. I was starting out on the self-employed career ladder so my brother bought me a knit-a-monkey kit, in case I got bored/stuck for something to do! Little did he know that this cute little monkey would lead to a wool addiction. In fact, neither did I. It took me a few months to get started on the wee critter, since I hadn't held a knitting needle for about 10 years. Then I remembered you need two knitting needles for it to work, enlisted the help of a visiting friend and knitting extraordinaire, et voila, the monkey was unleashed!! Since then I've been knitting pretty much constantly and now have an online shop at where I'm attempting to sell some of my wares.

And that's what has prompted me to start this blog. When I knit, I think... sometimes about what to knit next, but more often about life, the future, the past, blah blah. I read some fellow Folksy sellers blogs recently and thought that it looks like a good way of noting some of my ideas that I have when I'm knitting. And who knows, now I might actually get round to doing some of the great things I come up with!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy following my blog. Please feel free to get in touch, and don't forget to visit my Folksy store and Facebook page too! x


  1. Hi - I just stumbled across your blog and you'll be pleased to know that it kept me hooked and I read all the way down to the bottom! I'm new to blogging, too, so am just feeling my way around. A very interesting read! Good luck with it - I look forward to seeing more from you! In the meantime I'm trying to do something with my own blog - there's so much to learn!


  2. Awww, thanks Dot! I'm a bit of a rambler when it comes to writing blogs so it's good to know that I don't bore folk to tears! x