Wednesday, April 28, 2010

One Great Knitter: Knitting and Crochet Blog Week, Day 3

When writing today's blog week post, I realized that I was gushing over not only this person's knitting greatness, but her many other inspiring qualities. I guess I could call this "An Inspirational Knitter," as a nod to yesterday's inspirational pattern post.

Kate Davies, designer of the popular Owls sweater and other sweaters and accessories, is also a writer, academic and a keen walker. All these things intertwine resulting in varied, interesting, and eloquent blog posts. I look forward to reading about her walking adventures in picturesque parts of Scotland, or investigations of textile history as much as I do her unique knitwear designs.

Kate recently had a stroke, and is now documenting her recovery on her blog. She has also set up another site to archive the cards and items she has received from friends, including many from the fibre-blogging world. It is scary for me to think about losing mobility, but Kate's writing about her own experiences learning how to walk again (and knit again) make for very inspiring reading.

I'll admit that I haven't knit any of her designs yet, but owls and Lyttleton are definitely on my list, and I know there will be more to come.



  1. I have her wwwww #1 pattern in my Q I hope to make it some day

  2. A most deserving choice. :-)

  3. Kate was my choice too! : )