Hi, I’m Penny, and I’d like to introduce myself and my life outside the woolly world that is Planet Penny!
I live in Norfolk, England in a cottage on the edge of the Norfolk Broads where it can be peaceful and beautiful, or wet and muddy, or occasionally wild and windswept. With me is husband Tim and Higgins, the miniature dachshund with a massive personality.
I started writing this blog, thinking, ‘But I’ve nothing to write about’ and ‘Who would want to read it?’ and it’s amazing how much I found to say, and the virtual friends I’ve made along the way.
I’ve always been a maker. I learned crochet and patchwork from my Granny, took up knitting in earnest when my first son was on the way, and spent my three childrens’ childhood making toys and clothes out of all sorts of bits and pieces. I was into recycling before it became mainstream!
So when they were grown and going their own way I took myself off to Art School to a course in Visual Studies and got a Degree in making things out of bits and pieces! Along the way I discovered needlefelting, and that has been a passion ever since.
But I’m far too much of a butterfly brain to only do one thing, and that’s how the blog has developed. You’ll find me chattering on about wool and textiles, knitting and crochet, recipes, books and patterns, exhibitions and shopping and of course, the adventures of a small dog! Having tracked down a gorgeous rainbow of cotton yarn I now sell packs of Planet Penny Cotton Colours on the Planet Penny Etsy shop along with my own patterns..
I hope you enjoy visiting Planet Penny as much as I enjoy writing about it. Please do stop by to leave a comment, I love to hear from you!