on the move

Hi Knitters,

We’ve sold, and we’re leaving for an adventure at the end of October. Selling your house is an emotional roller coaster. I’d forgotten about that part. It’s bitter sweet, because on the one hand I’ll be leaving my lovely garden, but then there’s the fact that I’ll be spending time with my family and meeting lots of knitters during our travels. Much to look forward to!

I will be blogging during my travels, hopefully more often than of late, overwhelmed as I have been by selling my house.

If you’re a southseasknitting customer, look here to find out about how our travels will affect ordering.

Here’s where I’ll be in the coming weeks:

LOS ANGELES: teaching workshops at Knitculture Studio. Liz Rowen is the lovely owner. If you live in Socal and haven’t already been to her store, why not come on over and say hi? I’d love to meet you. And of course I’d love to see you again if I know you from my past life at Wildfiber.




LONDON: signing books Sunday November 18th, 2 to 4pm, at Loop. I’ve heard so much about this shop – I really can’t wait to visit. There will be tea and cake over crafty discussions.

NEW YORK: David and I are going to be there for a few weeks. Christmas in NY city! I’m excited. Ice skating at Rockefeller Center here I come! There may be some workshops/book signings. Watch this space.

In other news, I’m excited that Knit 2 Together is now available as an ebook.

Here are a few of the most popular projects, which knitters are still making six years since its release.

House Slippers – 517 projects on Ravelry

Santa Cruz Hoodie for toddlers to men –

Luxe Neck Warmer – 874 Ravelry projects

Grownup Bonnet

Pimlico Shrug

8 Responses to “on the move”

  1. Kelly Says:

    Mel, do you know yet where you will settle after your travels? Back in Auckland, I hope!

  2. Mel Says:

    Hi Kelly,
    We don’t know! We’re considering our options!

  3. sarah Says:

    Hi there, just picked up your latest book from the library – wow, so many things I want to make all at once! Oh, the agony of deciding which one will be first….all the best for your wanderings away from Godzone.

  4. Ellen M Says:

    Hi Mel,

    So happy for you! How exciting to have this opportunity to travel and teach and most of all, see your kids!

    I plan to visit L.A.but I’ll miss your workshops. BUT, I do hope to see you when you’re in NYC. Can’t wait!

    Safe travels!

  5. Carla Says:

    What a coincidence–I just pulled out my copy of Knit2Together to start the Pimlico shrug! If it’s not too late, I’ll sign up for the workshop on stranded knitting. It will be great to see you again here in LA!

  6. Sandy G. Says:

    I’m signed up as of today, for your Stranded Knitting Workshop in L.A. and I’m SO looking forward to it. See you there!

    Sandy G.

  7. Barb Says:

    Hi Mel – I met you (and Tracy Ullman) at a book signing at The Grove in Los Angeles when your book Knit2Together was released. I think I knit nearly every pattern in the book (some more than once!). And I became a regular customer at Wildfiber! I’m so happy to have found time to check out your website. I teach knitting, and one of my wonderful students purchased your new book and asked me to help her with the Shiraz Slippers. She had signed up to take your class at Knitculture, but turned out to have a conflict in her schedule. So, on Saturday she and I will be casting on!

    I also found a pattern on your website that I would like to purchase (PDF), but received the message that the store is temporarily closed. Discovering why, as I started reading your posts. It is the Saturday Sweater pattern, and if there is any way to purchase the PDF prior to your return from your travels, I’d be grateful.

    Enjoy your adventure!! Can’t wait to hear about your time at Loop! It looks like a wonderful shop, and their recent pattern book is lovely! Hope you get back to this side of the map again soon!


  8. Mel Says:

    Hi Barb,
    Thank you for your lovely comment! I think I may have already respnded to your question via email, but my patterns are available for purchase on Ravelry here.

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