Little Assynt

It has been a grim few weeks in the UK, and one has to be careful not to let events overwhelm. Self care is vital, and for us that includes leaving the laptops at home and heading out for walks. We did a long, rough walk on Sunday, and as Peggy is the respectable age […]

Colour Work

It has been all about colour this week. I have been putting together new colours on the Warm Hearted Aran base, some of which sold out very quickly! The most popular colourway was Festive Lights, a colour which, up to now, I’ve only done on the Reliable Sock Yarn base, but which I decided to […]

Sunday Walks

With a refreshing breeze blowing today, our walk was a pleasure. It was our first “proper” walk together since Stevan had his thumb operation, and while the pumping blood caused him quite a bit of discomfort he managed well, and got some cracking photographs. The hills are looking absolutely stunning at the moment. The heather […]

Summer has arrived in Assynt


Cooling off


Lexie’s Loch


Heather is in full bloom

So much to photograph


My legs are showing!

Bog Cotton


Summer Meadows


Sunday Walks

June was an incredibly busy month, and as a result Sunday Walks went on to the backburner for a few weeks. But today we ignored the gathering black clouds above Clachtoll and set off for a Sunday Walk. We took our usual, favourite route which means we climb very quickly and before long we’re out […]

This ‘n That

I have been dyeing from dawn to dusk for the past few days in preparation for two events coming up over the next 2 weeks. The first event is a new one for me, and for the organisers, Karelia House near Aberfeldy. I met Shirley, who started up Karelia House, at the Perth knitting show […]

More colour

You’ll most probably know by now that I try to gather a lot of my inspiration for colours from the landscape around Assynt. This month I had a happy coming together of finding a new dye colour and having the wild violets bloom at the same time. You may remember the difficulty I had photographing […]


Do you remember this fungus which I asked you about?:

Well, it seems like I made quite a discovery! Here is the report back which I had today from our local plants expert, Ian Evans, to whom I had given a sample to see if he could arrange to have it identified: