If you’re here due to my Fiberworld interview with Amy Singer, welcome! Please note that this post was created before the interview took place, so here’s hoping I didn’t say anything remarkably stupid.

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If you haven’t yet knit Mrs Beeton, you MUST. They’re quick to knit, and practical, and pretty, and frugal. You’ll find this pattern here, on

I live in west Wales, where houses are small. Consequently I have literally 9 inches of rail space from which to hang my clothing. Plus a small dresser. I have considered turning the entire bedroom into a massive walk-in closet, and then sleeping on the floor, but my better half is not into it. Instead, I’ve been developing a capsule wardrobe collection.

Okay. What I say, developing, what I mean is that I’m OBSESSED with the idea of paring my wardrobe down to its barest of coordinated essentials. These days I’m sewing more and knitting fewer, but more consciously chosen and carefully designed things. I talk about this in my podcast. A LOT. Like I said. Bit obsessed.

But also, because my capsule collection project has changed everything about my knitting, from the way I view my stash, to the way I select my projects. The question I’m asking myself when I’m planning projects has shifted from “What do I want to make?” to What do I want to wear?” And the answers have been something of a revelation.

Because I’d like others to follow suit and be inspired to create a hand made capsule wardrobe of their own (which is better for one’s wallet, as well as the planet) I’m sharing my journey from being (somewhat partially) naked, to clothing myself in fewer, better, more sustainable and hand-made clothes on my podcast, and with my Patrons. I’d love for you to join me. It’s a constantly evolving, jam-packed and fun-filled ride.

*For those not resident in the UK, the post title is British for, “How are things going with you?” The response is typically, “Alright,” which covers everything from spectacular success to abject failure, depending upon the inflection used.


I’m a serial maker of podcasts, and many things that are not podcasts. I love playing with yarn, fibre and cloth. I will never accept that furniture in my living room only goes two ways. Almost every night, I dream about houses.


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