If you were given a day to do something just for you, what would you do?
As mamas we are often run off our feet and there is little ”us” time. Kirsty Winders is a mum of 2 and consultant in the leisure industry, and with her free (!) time she chooses to knit. In fact, she’s just set up her own business Rose & Cable. Selling her handmade super chunky blankets from 100% merino wool. She kindly made Laurie his very own blanket, though I confess I also borrow it to snuggle up under. I caught up with her to find out more.
Why did you start Rose & Cable? As a full-time working mum you always feel like you’re doing everything for everyone else. I reached a point where I decided that I needed to do something for myself. I needed a project to get my teeth into that I was passionate about, and most importantly a creative outlet. My day job is so logical and number based, that I had lost the creative side to me and Rose & Cable has helped me to get it back.
Who Taught You Knit? My mum! She’s an amazing knitter and I still go to her for help and knitting advice!
What’s been the biggest challenge in starting your own business? Time, as I’ve done it alongside my ‘day job’. I work 4 days a week and balancing that with school runs, clubs, play dates, swimming lessons means there isn’t a lot of time left in the week! So I’ve just had to go with the flow and take it each day at a time and accept that getting Rose & Cable established will take a bit longer!
You have an amazing array of colours to choose from, which is your favourite? I love them all. I originally was only going to have a few select colours but I couldn’t narrow it down to less than 12! The one that always pops out in photos is the antique gold.
What’s your interior design style? Slightly country shabby chic with a hint of scandi…if that’s even a thing! I like our house to be homely and cosy but I don’t like clutter.
Laurie’s blanket stolen by me, to make our kitchen more cosy!
Kirsty with her daughter Amber