Sunday, 30 January 2011

All the....small things....

This month at Knit and Destroy HQ it's been the small things that have been making me happy and making the day-to-day more enjoyable...

Having an order to work to. Big thank you to Hannah Zakari for keeping me busy making things through January. All this lot is now on sale in their lovely shop in Edinburgh.

Home made coconut flapjack, anyone who knows me will know that tea breaks are a very important part of any day for me. For those teas to be accompanied by deeelicious home made flapjack is heaven!
And when I'm not having a tea break, I'm knitting...these knitting machines are fairly noisy things, and I usually amuse myself with music or audio books while I work. These stylin' stereo headphones I got for x-mas drown out the metallic whooshings of the machines leaving me with pure Stephen Fry's voice reading The Deathly Hallows...heaven!!!
Things for 10p...yes that'r right not 25p or 50p...10p! I picked up this awesome knitting pattern from Save The Children in Chestrerfield, it has already assisted in unearthing an amazing 'my mum knitted me a white bikini when I was 14' story from the lovely cynthia who I used to work with at Help The Aged.
Hope you have some 'small things' too
KD x

Thursday, 27 January 2011

First stall of 2011....and some roller skating!

THIS WEEKEND...I am venturing out of the studio and taking a small selection of knits to a stall at Pond's Forge in Sheffield.

But this aint yr average craft fair, oh no...there will be other stalls full af awesome stuff to buy but, first and foremost, what's going down at Ponds Forge this Saturday is a Roller Derby Bout, wooooop!
Click the poster to take you to Sheffield Steel Rollergirls website for more information on the event.
So please do come along, buy some crafts and cupcakes and watch some very talented ladies (and men) do their Roller Derby thang!!!
Be there or I'll set the rollergrrls on you.
KD x

Sunday, 2 January 2011 year in knit (and other things)...

There were a lot of firsts for me and Knit and Destroy last year, here are some of the highlights from 2010...
Making a new website, all real stuff like...

And making the catalogue

First ever festival, and first go at hand-screen printed tote-bags, first Sugar Paper craft event at a festival.

First trip to Shetland, which involved my first ever knitting conference, solo holiday and meeting of one of my favourite Harry Potter actors.

Proper camping holiday...just 2 layers of fabric between us and the elements!

Visited a Ye olde Theme Park on the top of a hill in Barcelona accessed by funicular railway!!!
First Solo Exhibition
First stand at the big ass Knitting and Stitching show.

And to top all of that I met John Waters!!!
I hope you all had a good 2010, and have an even better 2011.
KD x