Today’s hap is by talented Edinburgh-based Lucy Hague, and you can read Lucy’s fascinating account of the inspiration behind it over on Jen’s blog. When we asked Lucy to contribute to The Book of Haps, I knew she’d create something really special. Combining cables and lace in an intricate but highly structured way, Lucy’s Uncia… Read More

Frost at Midnight

Here is another yoke – Frost at Midnight. One of the things I’ve become interested in recently is the idea of the yoke as jewellery. Knitted yokes not only behave in much the same way as a necklace – decorating the shoulders, framing the face – but they have a close relationship with beaded necklaces… Read More

Jim’s running (and knitting) for Refuge

Who is this man? Well, some of you may know him as Veuf Tricot, author of the scabrous and witty column in UK magazine Simply Knitting. But I know him as Jim, husband of my good friend and colleague Jen. As well as being a teacher, writer, and all-round good egg, Jim is currently in… Read More

three hats!

Perhaps it is the time of year, but I definitely find myself in full-on hat-knitting mode. I’ve finished the first clue of my Woolly Wormhead Mystery hat . . . I’m not sure whether or not the next photograph warrants a SPOILER ALERT warning, since it is purposely rather cryptic and unrepresentative, but if you… Read More


Herdwick lamb Mel, Felix and I – setting up shop Wearing our Deco cardigans, and ready for, um, action. . . Woolfest throng Periphery Susan’s stand was utterly delectable. Everything was displayed so beautifully. Customers admiring Helen’s gorgeous wares. Natalie’s fab herd-of-sheep stitch markers. Jen and Nic having a giggle. Lily France looking fabulous in… Read More