I’ve now been writing a blog every week for two years!
After my initial concerns that I wouldn’t be able to think of enough things to talk about – I’ve grown to really love it, and can’t remember the last time I was stuck for something to write about! I find that many knitters share my love of ‘making stuff’, whether that’s knitting, crochet, sewing, diy, jewellery making, pottery or rag rugging – we’re a practical and creative bunch and I love sharing my craft and making with you!
Occasionally I have an idea for a blog that’s a bit wordy and would perhaps work better as a video blog where you can get more across in a short time. I love watching the Knit Nottingham vlogs and joined Eleanor last year on a vlog about my Dice Cowl pattern.
It wasn’t as scary as I thought and I decided that starting a Youtube channel would be my new challenge for 2016!
After a few attempts as setting up a camera to film myself in a professional manner – I decided to use the webcam on my laptop instead! It’s so difficult to record yourself when you can’t actually see what your doing – and a bit disconcerting sitting in an empty room talking to a camera! Although it’s a bit blurry – I immediately felt more relaxed using the webcam, as I could see it at the same time as recording and felt more like I was talking to someone.
My first series of videos are about my new book – The Knitted Nursery Collection, with information about the yarns used in the projects and how they’re constructed. Yarn packs and knit kits for some of the projects are now available from my shop!