It’s sunny and hot, and a new issue of The Green Bean – all about summer walks and picnics – is here.
Bake Off themed birthday cake (dragging it out, it was actually yesterday, and this is technically the third cake). I have been super spoiled. 💚💚💚 It's delicious.
Jack wants a treat, and so do I! 🍫 I conquered the pesky Burnside Bibs! To be honest, after the backside incident I think I overcompensated and they are now a bit big back there. But they are out of the naughty corner, they are finished, and they are comfortable. Now can I make a dress? #pyjamasyoucanweartowork #burnsidebibs #sewhouseseven #fearoftrousers
I made a podcast! It features a little drawing for @thismustbesonja, a lot of designing and knitting for @blackeryarns, some crazy exciting news about my book, and a bit of Jack (especially if you watch right to the end 🐶) It's up on YouTube now. #thegreenbeanpodcast
Was just looking through old photos and found this cracking action shot of me and Jack from last winter! 💛 #darmoor #godartmoor #jackrussellterrier #jackrussellsofinstagram
Ages ago, someone asked permission to make my "Recovery Is..." artwork into bookmarks for their twelve step group. Of course I said yes, but I forgot about it until a few arrived in the post today. 🌈📮 They did a beautiful job and I love them! This piece is still as poignant for me as the day I made it. I was thinking I might get some of these made for my etsy shop. #recovery #recoveryis #calligraphy #handlettering #katiegreenbean
After a long hot summer of unsatisfactory splooshing, today we struck wild swimming gold 👌 #dartmoor #getoutside #wildswimming #abitmuddyatthebottom
Saturdays are for swatches I should not be swatching. #pompommag #ixchelpullover #blackeryarns
This year at work I've helped design a yarn inspired by one of my favourite landscapes. I've picked a palette of all my favourite colours, and been the first person ever to knit with it. I've spent the last few months designing patterns for this dream of a yarn, and I am so excited to share them with you in two weeks' time! 💚 It's @blackeryarns limited edition birthday yarn, #blackeryarnstor
Normally I don't mix my day job and my creative practice, but if you've been wondering why I've been so quiet here...it's because the lines have become a little blurry lately! I have been up to my ears designing my first knitwear and crochet collection. I think most of you already know where I work, but if you don't, you soon will 😂 P.s. This is only half the pile, but it is not all my own handiwork. Thank goodness for wonderful sample knitters and crocheters ❤
Dog on a rock.
A perfect evening for a walk in the woods 🌿
Painstakingly cut, pinned, repinned, pattern matched and french seamed the whole thing. Then realised I had cut out the wrong pattern piece, it doesn't fit and I need to unpick it all and start over. 😭 #sundaysewing #noooooo