Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Apparently I need to concentrate on my blog rather than messing around on Instagram all the time.
(see over there on the right - if you click on it, eventually you get to my instagram feed, where I am most active). Or click on the link above in this paragraph.

And probably rightly so. While I love Instagram the new algorithm can make the whole process kinda ephemeral. Apparently people often miss posts, depending on how the algorithm dishes up posts in your feed, and so I imagine it's quite easy to miss things, like the Anything Lace Eater KAL I'm currently running in my group. We've really only just started, so there's still lots of time to join, if you have a Lace Eater pattern you would like to knit along with others. Come on over and have a look. There's no hurry to finish, the KAL is quite relaxed and the group is small, so you won't feel overwhelmed. Also, I'll be giving away patterns as the whim takes me, because that's how I roll!
Here's a link to my group so you can see what's going on.

Also, I published a new design at the beginning of April. I'm really feeling the love for laceweight yarn at the moment - I think it's going to be my theme for 2017. There are a few cables in the design as well. I love the added dimension cables add to lace - the twists and turns and the way it bunches the fabric. If it's lace I eat for mains, cables are definitely what I have for pudding.

And so, this is Seaward.

I knit mine in Eden Cottage Theseus Lace, which is a luxurious blend of merino and silk.
Here's a closer look at the motifs.

I was pondering what to call it when it occurred to me that the cats paw lace (at the top) looked like a mountain range, and the lace and cables below looked like the waves of the sea. It reminded me of the Seaward Kaikouras. I love that name - Seaward Kaikouras, but I left the Kaikouras out so people could slot in their own mountain range.

And finally, I'm thinking of changing the URL of this blog to better reflect what I'm posting about now - but I'll warn you well in advance so you can update the links in any feed reader apps you may use.


  1. I still post on Instagram, but have got totally annoyed with the feed. I get stuff on it from days ago sometimes and it's just so odd that I only occasionally look. I want to see now, not up to 7 days behind!

  2. Weird, I haven't noticed that myself, but maybe I'm not paying attention.

  3. Wonderful shawl, you are so talented!