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Jessica Joy

Knitwear designer and writer

Life Lately: Knitting in the Wild

Hello, friends! I hope you’re enjoying some sunny rays in your corner of the world. Bristol has been glorious recently and I’ve been taking time out for evening strolls, and alfresco dates with my kindle whenever I can. I’ve been conspicuously absent from the blog for the last 6 months, beavering away on freelance work, so it’s nice to be back after a few trips away to recharge.

In April the mister and I took a trip to the lakeside town of Lausanne in Switzerland for his 30th birthday. It’s a gorgeous old university town with a really artsy vibe, not dissimilar to Bristol. Just add a gorgeous view and awe-inspiring mountains!

Lausanne, Switzerland

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Knitted Rabbit in Switzerland

Maisy the knitted bunny on holiday in Switzerland.


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Shortly after I traveled to Brighton with my mum for a weekend and couldn’t resist a few rows at the end of the pier! This is the early stages of the formidable Lila sweater by Carrie Bostick Hoge, which is so beautiful. I’ve made a vow recently to try and knit (and design!) more wearable projects this year, that match my style more closely and I’m super excited!

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The yarn I’m using for Lila is Drops Lima in Light Brown (5310) and it’s the perfect lightweight, springy yarn – such a Dream to knit with. I’ll be back with updates on how she’s progressing soon.

What are you working on at the moment?

  1. Becca says: 15 June 20157:47 am

    Wow, Switzerland looks so beautiful! I’m working on a shawl at the mo in Shilasdair. :)

    • Jess says: 16 June 20155:02 pm

      Sounds lovely, Becca! Look forward to seeing it on your blog :)

  2. Julie says: 15 June 20153:02 pm

    vacation knitting is the best! love that little bunny popping up. I was in Lausanne a very long time go, but I remember loving it. Your photos are amazing!

    • Jess says: 16 June 20155:08 pm

      You’ve been, Julie? That’s awesome, it’s such a lovely place! These pics are on the walk down to Chateau Chillon from Montreaux.

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