About Me

I grew up in the island state of Tasmania, Australia. I moved to the UK in 2000 and I married a lovely Englishman in late 2002.

I learned to knit (re-learned) and crochet within the same fortnight in November 2006. With no-one to tell me what was ‘too hard’ and the whole blogosphere to inspire me I soon frogged my first scarf attempt and began making hats in the round soon followed by whatever took my fancy.

I got in to design after not being able to find the kind of jumpers and cardigans I wanted to knit and crochet. Nice crochet patterns seem particularly hard to find. Treenah was my first published crochet pattern and was followed by several more. in December 2008 I was lucky enough to have my first knittin pattern, Fern Glade, published in Knitty

I learned to spin in mid 2008 and bought a lovely Ashford Traveller wheel. I started dyeing roving and selling it in my etsy shop a few months later.



  1. Love your web site and all your pretty things.

    Gail in Colorado

    Happy New Year!

  2. good to see there are some great knitters and designers in the UK. I love your Fern Glade pattern on Knitty!. I too have an Etsy shop, but am finding time a bit tight at the moment so I have been knitting socks for a bit of instant satisfaction. Currently working on a version of the Lady Sweater based on Elizabeth Zimmermans baby jacket pattern that I found from the Yarn Harlot Blog….practising European knitting whilst doing it too!!!

    Keep up the great work…..I am hoping to try spinning this year !!!

  3. Hi Megan just talking to Elaine I am back into spinning have a lovely Ashford wheel and just looked at your blog looks like you are doing some beaut work ? regards lesla.

  4. I’m a huge fan of “Fern Glade” and have made several for my family. They love it and always get compliments.

    I posted my progress on Ravelry as well as on my blog. I hope to send many people to knitty.com for your pattern.

    You deserve the praise. Thanks so much for your hard work.

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