Louisa Harding comes to Chingford
I'm hoping Karin blogs about this as well (since I have definitely killed the camera and have to buy a new one - at some point) as she brought her camera with her. JJ's Wool and Craft (my much loved local yarn shop)was abuzz this morning. The shop was packed and we were rewarded by a talk and taster morning featuring Louisa Harding. Had I not already been a knitter her talk was inspirational enough to make me want to start. She explained her background and how she came to be in the fashion design and knit wear business. She gave an insight into her inspirations and she spoke passionately about keeping the tradition of knitting alive, not just as a hobby, but as a creative process that has earned the right to be a prominent craft. This from someone who was not overly fond of her designs - until today. Her talk actually made me look at her designs again with new eyes (so to speak) and whilst I am still not sold on most of her yarns - I have fallen for some of the patterns.
Not a lot happening on the knitting front - but I do have this:
My Martha inspired cardigan with beads
I will never say a bad word against modern technology again!! It took a while but I managed to work out how to use the camera on my phone. Not great but something.
The cardigan and dress were for a family gathering on Sunday - in the absence of Costco many cakes were in the making, including the one below - Strawberry Cheesecake. I'm just glad the dress was made with lots of give in it.......