Introducing ………

Canisp – a visiting yarn in the Ripples Crafts fold.

Fresh Grass

Canisp is a 4ply yarn, and the fibre content is 70% Merino, 20% Silk and 10% Cashmere and comes in a 100g hank. Each hank contains approximatel 400m of yarn.

Hubble Quest

It is a luxurious yarn, ideal for something you […]

Knitting time

My current project is a cardigan called Chance of Showers, by the designer Heidi Kirrmaier. Some of you may see the similarities between this design and an earlier design of hers called Vitamin D.

I am working in one of my favourite yarns – sport weight. “Sport Weight” is not a term for a […]

Autumn Light

At this time of year, on sunny days, the light can be fabulous. Taking time to appreciate the light really can help on driegh days when everything seems grey and miserable.

Lexie has been pretty poorly this week, so Peggy and I were on our own today when we took to the hills for […]

And the winner is …………


I’m sorry it has been so long since Woolly Wormhead and I asked you to come up with a name for her hat which she has designed in Ripples Crafts Warm Hearted Aran yarn. It has been a busy few weeks, and there were a couple of small delays on the […]

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 […]

Productive Weekend

While parts of the UK have been wet, miserable, and sometimes snowy, as usual we’ve been having glorious weather. We had planned to get some good walks in this weekend but unfortunately Lexie is poorly again, and so excietment in the form of walks has been kept to a minimum.

However, the lack of […]

Sunday Walks – Eadar da Chalda

I know it sometimes seems, judging from my photographs, that it is continuously sunny in Assynt. Well it isn’t! Today dawned grey, and at times drizzly. But sometimes such weather only adds atmosphere to walks, and as we set off on a walk near Ardvreck Castle in an area known as Eadar da Chalda, or […]

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 […]

The Knitting World

I love knitting – but then I guess you knew that.

Recently I picked up a link on Twitter from Natalie at The Yarn Yard which increased my appreciation of knitting and knitters by showing how smart knitters are. Knitting is often looked down upon as a hobby which folk with nothing better to do, […]


Back in January when I launched a new yarn base called Na Dannsairean I had a strong feeling that it would be popular, and it has proved to be so. I also knew what I wanted to knit with it as soon as I saw it dyed up.

A single, pretty button at the […]