So Who is Writing ???

My name is Susan Crowe and I have been an avid knitter and general fiddler with crochet, embroidery and crafts and since childhood – thanks to the influence of my big sister Carol and my Mum.

This is me – slightly younger than I am now…

From Picture of me

According to my knitting pals, I’m a prolific knitter – I intend to keep you updated with my triumphs, experiments and often quite disastrous results … I try and be honest and show you the mistakes and horrors as well as the triumphs – I don’t mind if you laugh 😀

I have a huge stash that I’m constantly trying (and failing) to reduce. I also have a bad habit of knitting the thing from the cover of a pattern book. I like to chop and change what I’m knitting and am always up fro a challenging project.

I’m a Rowan International member but not an exclusive Rowan knitter although I do seem to knit rather a lot of Rowan!

I’m also a member of a local knitting circle  “The Guilty Knitters”!!

We meet in our local Starbucks every Sunday morning – Drink coffee, eat cakes, knit, swap knitting books and fix each other’s knitting! This little group of ladies has often been all that has stood between me and insanity due to the rigours of everyday life.

If you read my older blog posts you’ll meet my beloved old cats Thug and Mewsley. –  They both scummed to old age in 2011 & 2012 – I was heartbroken.

I now have the lovely Ziggy and Kitty who are doing their best to make me feel better 🙂

This was Thug, my blind ginger tomcat( hence the permanently dilated pupils). Blind because of a brain tumour. He was brave, cuddly, very greedy and pretty much acts like a dog.

From Cats

And this is Thug’s sister Mewsley from the same litter. Mewsley was a “Lady” and will sulk if you forget it!

From Cats


Kitty is the shy type but loves a lap cuddle.

From Kitty & Ziggy
From Sofa cats


Ziggy is all attitude but still wants to be fussed.

From Kitty & Ziggy
From Kitty & Ziggy

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  1. Kay Kapsalis
    Kay Kapsalis January 16, 2013 at 9:27 pm |

    Hi stumbled upon your blog when trying to get help on line to knit a pair of gloves ! I wonder if you know of a link where I can find a local knitting group ? Thanks for your help Kay

  2. susancrowe
    susancrowe January 16, 2013 at 10:23 pm |

    Hi Kay

    Where are you? In the UK? If you need help with a specific knitting problem – a good knitting shop would normally have staff who would be happy to help you. Definitely, if you are near a John Lewis – they will have a Rowan representative who will be happy to help (even if you are not knitting a Rowan pattern).

    As for knitting groups – Have a look on – there is a huge section of forums – lots of people promote their groups there. Also the is a terrific, friendly forum that will be able to point you at a local group, if they can’t solve your problem online.

    Hope that Helps

  3. Kay Kapsalis
    Kay Kapsalis January 16, 2013 at 11:24 pm |

    Hi thanks that’ s really helpful – I am in UK and have a John Lewis just up road at Bluewater so may pop in there but will also probably try to find a local group thanks again Kay

  4. Laura Blackhurst
    Laura Blackhurst February 27, 2013 at 2:32 pm |

    Hi Susan,

    I have loved exloring your blog. I am working with a client just now who are part of a knitting magazine collection. I would to have a chat with you about it. Would it be possible to e-mail you?

    Many thanks,


  5. Sofia
    Sofia July 26, 2014 at 9:14 am |

    Dear Susan,
    My name is Sofia and I would love to speak to you about a project that I would love you to be involved in! Please e-mail me at the address that I left you so that I can explain you more about it.



  6. Emily Clarke
    Emily Clarke November 4, 2014 at 4:21 pm |

    Dear Susan,

    ‘Knit Your Own Broons’ by Jackie Holt and Ruth Bailey is the latest release from Black and White Publishing!

    The Broons have been making readers laugh for decades, so what better way to celebrate Scotland’s much-loved family than by creating miniature woolly versions of your very own!

    From the authors of the much-loved ‘Knit Your Own Scotland’ and ‘Knit Your Own Britain’, comes this detailed and humorous guide to knitting your own Broons family. With step-by-step instructions, Knit Your Own Broons is perfect for knitters of all abilities and is an ideal gift for fans of Scotland’s favourite happy family.

    We would love to hear what you think of our latest publication, and would be more than happy to send you out a free copy for review!

    If this is of interest to you please do not hesitate to get in touch and drop us an email.

    Best wishes,

    Black & White Publishing

  7. Jess
    Jess November 1, 2016 at 2:21 am |

    Hi Susan,

    My name is Jess, i was wondering if it would be possible to have a conversation with you about upcoming project. Please let me know by email so i could explain in more details.

    Kind regards,


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