A Few More Questions (with photographs!)

My last blog entry led to a few more questions in my Ravelry group, so I thought I’d do a wee follow up here too.

One of the points I made in my last entry raised a lot of interest on Ravelry, and that was the point that the dye bath exhausts when dyeing, and […]

Questions, questions, questions …..

I was writing up notes for the 2 people who will be helping me at Edinburgh Yarn Festival this year, and it got me to thinking about questions I’ve been asked over the 10 years of doing events around the country about how/why I dye the way I do, along with some other queries. So […]

Scenic Weather

Yesterday found us heading to Inverness, to the funeral of one of our community, Pauline. She was a larger than life character whose laughter could be heard a long time before you actually saw her. We were sad to say our goodbyes but it was a lovely service, with many memories of her laughter and […]

Helloooooooo (anybody here?)

My poor blog – it has been very neglected. Will anybody even read this, I wonder. Summer has been very busy with a mix of shows and events and my focus for social media has been Twitter and Instagram – quick to leave a quick comment, and the 2 platforms seem to be well used. […]

A Day Off

One of the pleasures of self employment is that you’re not tied to regimented hours of 9 to 5 Monday to Friday, which means you have to face the shops on a Saturday or Sunday when most of the rest of the working population are doing their shopping. So on Tuesday I declared we were […]

Clearing the Mind

I doubt anyone could deny that 2016 has thrown some real stinkers at the world. It has been quite a year. Sometimes we just need to step back, take a deep breath, and decide what we want to focus on. Do we want to constantly seek out the negative or do we want to try […]

Building Works

A couple of weeks ago I was sorting through yarn that was hanging in my drying tent, and I noticed that one of the hanks had a lot of grass and moss mixed up in it. We assumed it was because Stevan had been strimming the grass nearby and had thrown up grass which had […]

An exciting collaboration

Those of you who follow me on Twitter will know that I’ve been dropping hints about a trip away that I’ve had this week. Well, I can now reveal where I’ve been and why. A drive of 3 1/2 hours found us deep in the Spey Valley here:

Knockando Mill – dating back to […]

Post Office Run – Colour

I’ve been thinking about the colours for the Post Office Run club yarn due to go out at the end of this month. Here are a few of the photographs which have been giving me some inspiration for colours.

Signs that spring isn’t far away – new growth:

The gorse is beginning to bloom:


So where does the inspiration come from?

The first packages for the Post Office Run Yarn Club will be posted in early February. Here are just a few of the pictures which may (or may not) form part of the inspiration for colours next month. Initially I thought everything was looking a little dull and boring and I thought I’d struggle for […]