What an amazing year I have had – not only have I managed to only knit with yarn grown, spun or dyed in the UK, but I have been so lucky to meet some wonderfully like-minded people and got to visit places like Woolfest and the Edinburgh Yarn Festival.
I have been asked a few times what will I do with Knit British in 2014? Will I continue to KnitBritish?
Well, the answer is a total and utterly resounding, YES!!! I cannot tell you the satisfaction that I have had in knitting with wool that supports the UK industry or makers, dyers, spinners etc within the UK. I feel so proud that I know where my knits came from. I know most knitters are acutely aware of where there fibre comes from, but for many years I never gave it a thought!
However, I do have some non-British stash from 2012 (and earlier!) that needs to be used up too, so while 2014 may not be an exclusively KnitBritish year, fear not! I will still aim to knit as British as I can and I will only be buying British.
The blog is not going anywhere either and I am committed to passing on every tidbit of interest in UK yarn and fibre and British knitting as I can to you, dear reader.
I am also going to take a few tentative steps into podcasting! I have a lot of ideas, there isn’t a balance quite yet between my ideas and the time to carry them out, though.
I have been so inspired this year and encouraged that I feel so keen to give it a go. I have an idea for a regular feature I would like to bring you, but that will probably only come in time. In the meantime, the first episode (perhaps the only one?!!) will be coming soon into the new year. Give it a listen and do let me know if you have any suggestions.
I really have to say that I would not have been able to do any of this without the suggestions, inspiration, encouragement of you readers, tweeps, ravellers and all. Your love for British wool and fibre is so infectious and I am glad to have met you through our shared woolly adventures.
I really hope 2014 is wonderful for you – for us all! I will be charging a wee dram to you all at the bells and wishing a peaceful and safe New Year
loads of love
(p.s. I still have 2 Hoxne shawls to block, so this gallery is not quite an extensive gallery of all my projects!)
Happy New Year – looking forward to the podcast!
Thanks so much, all the best to you too! hope 2014 is brilliant!
Wishing you and yours a very Happy KnitBritish New Year.
And the very same to you! all the very best for 2014