From Dorset (via Australia) with Love


I’m so pleased to tell you that Clare Devine, over at Knit Share Love, has used some of my sock yarn in a couple of new designs as part of her “From Dorset with Love” collection of knitting patterns. The patterns are released today over on Ravelry, and I have had a sneaky […]

EYF – Over for another year (sadly!)

Wow! What a week it was last week. Early on Thursday morning found us on the road to Edinburgh. The trailer was absolutely stuffed, as was our little car. The poor dogs were wondering where they were to squeeze in, I suspect, but we all fitted in and had a trouble free run down […]


Introducing ………..

Dunedin, designed by Lucy Hague Photography by Katie Blair Matthews

Dunedin – a beautiful crescent shaped shawl, designed by Lucy Hague. Lucy was asked to design a pattern exclusively for Wool Tribe, the magazine companion to the Edinburgh Yarn Festival which will be on sale from 7.00pm tonight (GMT) here .


Frances Herself

Back in August last year I attended In the Loop, a conference in Glasgow. Besides enjoying the conference itself, it was also lovely to catch up with some friends of mine from the knitting world, including Karie Westermann, a Danish born designer now living in Glasgow.

We had, for a while, been talking around a […]

Travelling again

First of all, thank you to everyone who contacted me by email, on Twitter, and on Ravelry regarding my sister, Alison. It was very kind of each of you to take the time to get in touch and it was very much appreciated. Thank you.

I’m off on my travels again. This time I’m heading […]

In the Loop 4 Glasgow 2015

What a lovely few days in Glasgow. As I travelled north on the bus yesterday, I had time to review and mull over the 3 days of the conference, along with all I’d seen and experienced in Glasgow – a city I really do not know well enough.

While I didn’t get to hear […]

I’ve started so I’ll finish

One of the disadvantages of having a shed full of yarn is I am often tempted to stop half way through a project and start a new one. This lack of commitment to a project can be for a number of reasons: sometimes I want to try a new yarn, sometimes I’m not enjoying the […]

This and That ….

It has been a busy couple of weeks, and I’ve much to tell you. This post will be a mish mash of bits and bobs, this and that.

Firstly, I had a little break last week when our friends, Neil and Gilly, came to visit. Unfortunately the weather was not very kind to us, so […]

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 […]

Lexie from Woolly Wormhead

On Friday Woolly Wormhead released the pattern Lexie. I was going to update the blog with the news then, but there was such a flurry of activity on the website that I was kept a little too busy! Thank you to all who have both purchased the pattern and the yarn with which to […]