I’m not sure that making a random list of favourite things would make me appear any less of a knitting automaton, but I do like to preach with the zeal of the newly converted when it comes to my favourite writers, musicians, and yarns; and I hope that you, dear reader, might come to share some of my great loves 😉

Yarny Things

Commercial yarn Dale of Norway Heilo, Rauma Finullgarn

Indie dyers FiberArtemis, Hilltop Cloud, Easyknits.co.uk, Lanitium Ex Machina

Designers Alina Appasov, Asa Tricosa, Alice Starmore, Heidi Kirrmaier, Joji Locatelli, Reiko Kuwamura

Not-yarny Things

Poets Anna Akhmatova, Derek Walcott, Pablo Neruda, Federico Garcia Lorca, Paul Eluard

YA authors Philip Pullman, Susan Cooper, Madeleine L’Engle

Historical romance authors Julie Anne Long, Georgette Heyer

Nonfiction authors Peter Hessler, Gordon S. Wood, Amanda Vickery, Drew Gilpin Faust

Bands black lab

Musicians Ian Bostridge, Leif Ove Andsnes, Mitsuko Uchida, Angela Hewitt, Andreas Scholl

Composers Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann, J.S. Bach, H.I.F. Biber


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