Surprise! Surprise!

If you’re old enough you’ll remember the days of Our Cilla hosting Surprise Surprise on ITV. Well the surprises won’t be quite as overwhelming as the ones Cilla used to spring on folk, but hopefully the surprise you get if you order one of my Surprise! Surprise! packages will be a good one.

It’ll […]

SKOS 2013

This past Friday saw me and my Ripples Crafts yarn heading towards Glenrothes in Fife, towards the new venue for Scotland’s Knitting Only Show which some of you may remember has, in the past, been held at Perth Racecourse. Rothes Hall had many advantages over Perth Racecourse, but I think the main one was I […]

Busy Weekend

Being self employed means that weekends, as a concept, don’t really exist. That’s the down side. The up side is that you get to take a day off when you want. However this weekend was very much a working weekend. Stevan and I headed off to Drumnadrochit yesterday, which sits on the banks of Loch […]

Upcoming Exciting Event

I’m mentioning this now as I will be away for a couple of weeks in September, and it is happening in little over a month, so you may want to make plans to visit Inverness on Saturday 6th October 2012.

I am very excited about this event. There are some really exciting stallholders, and […]

Two Things …..

Firstly, I’ve updated the shop this evening with some Silk/Merino 4ply yarn. This is one of the yarn sthat was used to make Terpsichore Street, designed by Rosemary Hill. My personal favourite in the batch I’ve put up is this one:

I should remind you that anything marked as Assynt Jewels cannot be repeated. […]

Colour Choices

One of the questions I get asked most often at shows when helping folk pick yarn for a multi-colour project is “which colours do you think go together?” I find it awfully difficult to advise, as I know what colours I love together, but I’m reluctant to press my opinion on to others. But I […]

Royal Mail versus Knitters

Running a small business is never easy, and I am always trying my best to keep costs to an absolute minimum. I have always been very transparent when it comes to postal charges, and these have always been charged at cost. I have not added an additional charge for the packaging as I have built […]


I’ve been thinking for a while now about what name I can give the new silk which, I hope, will be up in the shop this evening. It is luxurious and silky (obviously!) and lustrous.

Every time I wondered about a name I kept getting an image in my head of the luxurious, […]

Na Dannsairean

We have been treated to the spectacle of the Aurora Borealis over the last few nights. Perhaps it has not been the incredible display like you get in more northern parts, but a sight nonetheless:

Aurora over Stoer village

Na dannsairean is the Gaelic for the Aurora and means Merry Dancers.

As it happened […]

Winter Walks

Given the cold temperatures and the icy winds that are currently blasting Assynt, there can be no doubt that autumn has passed and winter is here. There is snow sprinkled on the tops of Quinag, Suilven and Canisp and the biting wind makes walking and talking hard. On today’s walk there was no doubting the […]