About

Hi and welcome, I’m Julie – wife, mum of 2 and knitter. My 14  year old son is severely autistic and so life is a bit of a rollercoaster ride. I write a little about our experiences in the hope of helping others in a similar situation and to give a little insight into some aspects of life with an autistic child. I also write a lot about knitting about which I’m passionate – it has helped keep me sane through some of the more difficult times with my son.

me with wool

I trained as a graphic designer and since graduating I’ve worked as an illustrator, in sales & marketing and more recently as full-time mum and part time knitter. When I was 9 my Mum and Gangan taught me to knit and I’ve never really stopped. I knit to keep stress at bay, to have a creative outlet in my life but mostly because it simply makes me happy.

bunnies

Since 2005 I’ve supplied my knitted work to various outlets: Hope & May, Gibbs & Ward, London Mummy, The Cross in Holland Park, Lilymay in Brighton & Mahar Drygoods in the USA. I currently sell what I make through my Etsy shop and although I’m unable to take on orders I am always making new items and will keep my mailing list up to date with anything newly available.

I also publish patterns for some of my designs, with more to come. They’re available on ravelry or Etsy

To be added to this list please just leave me a comment.

 

A little bit about me:

I like the quiet life.

I like listening to music – Ludovico Einaudu on a sunny Sunday morning, The Wailin Jennys in the quiet of the evening when the children are in bed, Nick Drake when it’s raining or I’m down and Jack Johnson when I feel full of life and want to dance with the children.

I like cooking and eating, especially homemade cake, cold rhubarb crumble with custard, goat cheese with tomatoes and I like drinking tea from a nice cup.

cuppa
I like being outdoors, especially the smells of mushroomy earth, cut grass and thyme and the sounds of birdsong and the wind in the trees.

harvest

I like hills and woods, camping and the sound of rain on your tent when you’re warm & dry inside.

spike

I like buying yarn, knitting, singing when I’m happy, reading other people’s blogs, warm socks and cosy cardis and I love being a mum.

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Thanks for visiting x

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. Karen Sandrock

    I wanted to say thank you for your lovely patterns. I just finished making a girl fox and so enjoyed it. Your work is lovely and I was thrilled to find your patterns for sale!! I look forward to making many more! ~kas (Karen Sandrock)

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  2. Patricia

    Dear Julie: You are a remarkable woman. Thank you so much for the lovely creations. One can tell you have lots of love in your heart for others just by looking at your designs. Thank you so much for sharing about yourself and your children. I will knit one of your patterns soon. After more than 20 years of not knitting, I went back to knitting when my first grandchild was on her way in 2014. I thought to my self: “A good grandmother knits to welcome the baby into the family”. I was surprised to realize how much I love to knit! I wish you much health and happiness. God bless. With gratitude,
    Patricia

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