CH 18: Rollercoaster week – an award and a knitting design fail

Its a sunny day in London and the magnolia tree is about to explode into bloom. There is optimism and joy in the air.

Its been a rollercoaster week with a sick kid, a awards ceremony and some knitting ups and downs.

Thank you to everyone for listening, joining in the conversation on the Curious Handmade Ravelry Board and to the new members who have introduced themselves.

Magnolia blooms

Magnolia blooms Magnolia blooms


Brand Amplifier Awards ceremony

I mention a few of my lovely fellow finalists and winners:

Magpie Haberdashery, Van Girls, Thinking Bob, Archie Mac London, Nalla Skincare, Rose Fullbright, Vicki’s Kitchen

Whats in the WIP?

Design Fail – the Feburary Dream Big design was behaving badly.

My new free easy Bobble Hat Pattern for beginner knitters

free easy hat knitting pattern

A Curious Handmade Giveaway

So …….we’re having a giveaway instead!

It is a well known fact that when things are going wrong, the best thing to do is sit down and have a lovely cup of tea.

With that theme in mind I will be sending two listeners a London Underground tea towel. Here they are here:

London Underground Tea towel for Curious Handmade Giveaway London Underground Tea towel for Curious Handmade Giveaway

Aren’t they fun?!

To enter the giveaway leave a comment on the blog or on the Curious Handmade Ravelry group by Sunday 16 March, and let me know what problems stop you from finishing your knitting projects?

The Simple Life

I tried out the Honey Mask recommended by Vintage Amanda and really liked it.


Look out for the details of my Paris for Yarn Lovers trip. In the Marais district of Paris on 15-18 May 2014.

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Learn all the essential skills you need to start knitting stunning handmade shawls with the FREE Spindrift Shawl Pattern and Online Workshop

Magazine Covers with Helen Stewart on it and a knitted shawl wrapped around her neck and shoulders