I can’t believe Woolfest has come and gone. So much preparation goes into big shows such as Woolfest, Yarndale, Edinburgh Yarn Festival, etc, and then, in a flash, it is over. I have to admit, though, that when I see my stand set up I do feel a sense of pride knowing that everything on […]

Missing, but not Lost

My poor blog has been dreadfully neglected over the last few weeks, but to say that May didn’t go quite according to plan would be an understatement!

My trip to Australia was good. It was wonderful to catch up with family, meet new family members, do a fund raising walk in memory of my sister, […]

Woolfest 2015

I can hardly believe that Woolfest is over for another year. Wednesday last week found Stevan, myself, and the two dogs, driving south to the small village of Brigham just outside Cockermouth, to our small home for a few days. It couldn’t have been more handy for the Mart where Woolfest is held – just […]

In the Loop 4 – Glasgow 2015 (and other things)

My only visit to Shetland was back in 2010 when I was fortunate enough to be able to go to the In the Loop Conference held in Lerwick. As I said right at the beginning of this blog post I’d waited for many a year to hold a plane ticket which would mean I […]

Work, work, work ….

It has been ALL about work in recent weeks, so I do apologise for being absent from the blog for so long. I’m dyeing up a storm for Edinburgh Yarn Festival which takes place in just 4 weeks time. Here is just a handful of yarns waiting for labelling. I’ve rented a van to get […]

Woolfest 2014

Woolfest is over for another year. Hard to believe how it has just whizzed by! Yet again the Woolclip organised a lovely, friendly event. As usual I was very remiss in not taking enough photographs, and so I apologise as there are no photographs capturing other stands, or the animals, or even the sheep that, […]

Woolfest 2014 – I’m Ready! (I think…..)

I must apologise for it having been so quiet on the blog of late. I have been working all hours in the dye shed dyeing up a storm for Woolfest which takes place in Cumbria later this week. Added to that we have been back and forth across to the east coast with a very […]

Yarn Club Influences

Because of Woolfest at the end of June, I am dyeing the club yarns a wee bit earlier this month so that they are ready to post on my return from Woolfest. If you were wanting to join either of the clubs currently running (i.e. the Post Office Run Yarn Club and the Assynt Storms […]

Woolfest 2013 (subtitled “Wow!”)

“Wow!” about sums up Woolfest 2013. What a show. We were so busy on the stand that despite having both Dorothy and Lizzi helping me none of us really had a chance to go and have a look around the rest of the show.

We set off for Cumbria on Wednesday, and were able to […]

The build up has begun

It is very hard to believe that this time next week Woolfest 2013 will all be over! The build up to it this year seems to have been fairly relaxed for me, but looking back I’ve really been working towards it since early in January. I did a lot of dyeing over the winter months, […]