Donations Update

It has been bought to my attention that paypal may have an issue with our fundraising in this way. Until I can clarify this situation donations can only accepted by sterling cheque. Should you wish to contribute please e-mail me with the amount you’d like to contribute, and then post a cheque. I’ll update here […]

The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect

Only 15 more days of The Ripple Effect project. For more information read this entry.

You ask, I obey!

The Christmas 2010 Sock Yarn is ready. Thank you to everyone who e-mailed or left a comment on the blog. You can find it in the shop here.

Also available are the new hat kits. The patterns for all 3 hats will be up soon too, in case you just want the pattern rather […]

The annual event which shall not yet be spoken of

When I returned from Shetland at the beginning of September I popped into some shops on my way back up the road to Assynt. I was both astounded and really annoyed to see that some shops already had their, let us call them “festive items” in the shops. For goodness sake – this was September.


Read all about it

I find it slightly uncomfortable reading about myself. Although as the author of this article will tell you, I was certainly happy enough to talk about myself and my work. Mandy and I chatted for nearly 2 hours, and I think she captured the spirit of what I do. Thanks Mandy!

More Star Trek references

Stevan here again – given that Helen started it with her reference to Scotty and that cringeworthy line “There be whales here,” it’s only appropriate to add that Helen will shortly be starting The Voyage Home, though I suspect she’d prefer simply to beam across the planet. So with luck, normal blogging service will be […]

The Knitter

I am thrilled to say that I am now a published writer! Issue 24 of The Knitter magazine has an article which I wrote covering the recent In the Loop Conference in Shetland. It is accompanied by great photographs taken by Susan Crawford.

Finished objects

I love seeing what others have made with my hand dyed yarn. I get such a thrill of seeing photographs of finished items. Perhaps because I am so bad at finishing things myself these days, but mainly because I love to see results of my dyeing. Here are just a few:

My friend Gillian spends […]

Knit Today! Hearts and Flowers

It’s all happening at the moment! The latest edition of Knit Today magazine has a beautiful pattern by Rita Taylor called Hearts and Flowers. It is knitted using the Assynt Winter colourway in my 4ply Bluefaced Leicester. If you want to have a go at this shawl you will need two hanks of yarn, […]


Maia is now available in the shop.

This stunning shawl has been designed for Ripples Crafts by Polly Outhwaite of

I’m sure you’ll agree it is a beautiful pattern.

My friend who visited recently had great fun modelling it for me.

And even my goddaughter (who has a well defined […]