Happy New Year...2015!!

Posted by Zoe Fletcher on Monday, January 12, 2015

I say this every year...BUT...this year I will definitely update this blog more regularly!

As you know from my other ramblings, I am currently working on my PhD, which leaves me with only a small amount of time to do some 'non-obligatory' fun/relaxing knitting!! HOWEVER - I don't want my research (which I love doing!) to turn my love of knitting into a distant memory, so I have promised myself that I will dedicate at least one evening a week to my own personal knitting (on top of knitting evenings for personal work projects!!) This means that Netflix is going to have to find me some great programmes to watch and this blog will get filled up little by little!

At the moment i'm practicing my 'knitting in the round' skills (which leave a lot to be desired!), with some lovely space dyed wool that is slowly turning into a pair of socks for my other half, i've not got to any of the tricky bits yet so lets see how far I get!! YouTube has been a great help with some lovely knitters taking me through the 4 needle process which always looks a little daunting to me! Pictures to follow...


Zoe Grace Fletcher Currently undertaking a PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University within the MIRIAD post-graduate department, I am beginning a practice based academic journey into British wool fibres and new technologies within knitwear design. Graduating with Distinction from a Masters in Fashion and the Environment at London College of Fashion, specialising in hand-knitting and the British Wool Industry, I have worked on a number of knitwear collections (personal and external companies), whilst freelancing and researching for a number of exciting projects. My work revolves around the idea of sustainable fashion from a knitted perspective and the different ways to achieve this incorporating the ideas of slow fashion into mainstream society. I love knitting. And wool. And double sided sticky tape.
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