Big plans for the year

This year sees the start of a project I am particularly excited about. A series of 6 sock designs released bimonthly celebrating my love of the English Lake District- in yarn form.

I am especially pleased to be working with one of my favourite British indie yarn dyers, Leona of Rusty Ferret yarns. If you follow me anywhere on social media I'm sure you will have seen some of her yarn in my projects and for this sock series she has kindly dyed up six fabulous skeins, each of which take their inspiration from some aspect of the Lakes.

Each sock design also tells a personal story. Our young boys have walked the fells from an early age (they were backpacked up there before they could walk) and each design chronicles a landmark in their walking journey - starting with their first peak, Catbells. They climbed this when they were aged 4 and 3, although the youngest one was carried most of the way in a backpack he insisted on being let out to climb to the 'very tippy top' on his own.

The first design, Catbells will launch on 1st February 2017 and the following 5 will be at two-monthly intervals.

I am really excited to show your more of these designs and hope that even if you are a non walker you will still appreciate the beauty and variety that the landscape of the Lakes has to offer.