A Canadian abroad in the land of wool


"But where will we put all the yarn??" - me, as overheard by our relocation agent while flat-hunting in London.


I'm a (slightly) knitting-obsessed Canadian expat living in London with my son and husband, a lot of yarn, two spinning wheels and a little weaving loom. I have a passion for craft and am constantly inspired by the talent, beauty and output of other creative folk around me.

This blog is a space for me to keep a record of my own creative outputs and act as a catchall for all kinds of lovely, crafty things as I happen across them. Kind of my own personal inspiration board - before there was Pinterest anyway.

You can also find me on Ravelry as StitchyAlli


Champagne Communications 

Operating as Champagne Communications, I'm a sales representative for SweetGeorgia Yarns, Soak Wash, and ChiaoGoo Needles in the UK, and freelance in marketing and communications for other clients as well. My specialty is in digital and social media




Being a part of the knitting community and supporting the yarn and fibre industry is very important to me. I've been fortunate to be able to show that support through volunteering for the Campaign for Wool and attending as many woolly shows as possible!


Yarn in the City: The Great London Yarn Crawl

My good yarn-y friend Rachel of Porpoise Knits  and I were having so much fun exploring London yarn and haberdashery shops that we thought we should let everyone in on the fun. Our event, Yarn in the City: The Great London Yarn Crawl made it's debut on the city's knitterary calendar in September 2013 and we hope it will continue to be an annual love affair with yarn and fibre in celebration of London's vibrant knitting community. This year's event happened on 20 September and raised over £800 for UK charity Refuge.

Thanks for visiting!

To chat about guest blogging, digital marketing opportunities, or even planning a yarn-y event, please send me a note through the form on the Contact page.


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It’s rare for me to meet a luxury yarn that I don’t like!