It's been far too long since I posted here and in thinking about where the time has gone, it's been a combination of a busy life but mainly processing my grief around the death of my Mum in January. It has been hard to access the ordinary things that give pleasure in my life, such as knitting and blogging. But the delight of being able to design a blanket for the first baby of a dear friend has inspired me to pick up my needles. I've called this my KISS baby blanket, KISS standing for Keep It Simple Stripes. It's knitted with nice, stretchy, mixed cashmere and merino double knitting yarn and is currently being wrapped regularly round its owner, dear Nathaniel, who is so welcome.