2020/21 has been an extremely challenging time for everyone around the world, with many countries experiencing long periods of lockdown and isolation. It has been inspiring to read and hear stories of people coming together and supporting each other in these difficult times. In the crafting community there have been lots of inspirational tales and it seems that reaching for your knitting needles, crochet hooks and sewing needles has been a real tonic for many of us. We caught up with some of our Rowan designers to hear how they had been spending their time and keeping busy in these challenging times.
As Spring/Summer 2021 is well underway, design wise, I’ve been researching and working on new projects for Autumn/Winter 21/22 already! All being well, an Alpaca Soft DK KAL (Knit Along) project with a planned launch of Autumn 2021 and worked in a mix of ‘Martin’ signature colourwork, cable & lace textures is in the works. Swatch ideas for Magazine 70 are well into the pipeline too. Other than design, I’ve been honing my cooking skills. I'm currently working my way through Jocelyn Dimbley’s Complete Cookbook, she's one of my favourite cookery authors. Her recipes are unusual but delicious, easy to work and foolproof. Otherwise, you’ll find me sitting and pottering in the garden with two very naughty cats for company!