about me

My name is Jill and I live in Swanage, Dorset, England. We moved to the coast about 16 years ago and we absolutely love it, we have some of the best countryside and beaches for miles around.

As MR P. and I had both finished work very early we took the opportunity to get a dog, something we could not have done whilst working.  It took us 2 years to decide what type of dog but we finally settled on a Dalmatian.

Having worked in IT/Computing for many years I now concentrate on the things I never had time for – Crafts. I regulary give training workshops in textiles (mainly knitting, crochet and sewing).

I love designing knitting and crochet patterns.  I have several free patterns available here on my blog.

I spend a lot of my time knitting & crocheting for myself and I take on commissions, going out to lunch, knitting club and of course walking spotty dog.

Just recently I’ve been lucky enough to acquire a Sock knitting machine (CSM) and have spent a long time getting it working and mastering how to knit.

2 thoughts on “about me

  1. Ha ha my name is Jill I live by the sea and I have a spotty dog (a dalmatian X possibly) we call him a Mongolian Mousehound. I wanted your cupcake pattern and from today I am following your blog by email.
    I also retired early 🙂
    Have a great weekend – I’m in Brixham, Devon.


    1. What can I say but SNAP. My whole life revolves around spotty dog and my crafting but I love it and I love where I live by the sea. Thank you for your comments. I spent a week in Brixham a few years ago, what a great place, especially when the fishing boats came back to port what a great sight. jw


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