A Smashing Day

Friday last week found Stevan and I (and of course, Lexie and Peggy), heading south down the A9 towards Edinburgh with the back of Isobella, our little Fiat Panda, full of wool.

In a rather roundabout route I was making my way to the little village of Friockheim (pronounced “Freak-Em” in Angus to stay […]

What can I say?


I’m sorry to have been neglecting my blog for so long. What can I say other than I’ve been busy! Next weekend finds me in Dundee visiting Fluph wool shop for a trunk show. If you are within striking distance of Fluph please come along. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone there, and […]

A Bit of Shop News

I am very pleased to tell you that I am planning another Trunk Show. It is a while since I did one, but when Leona of Fluph said she’d be willing to host me I said “YES PLEASE!”. So on Saturday, 8th August, you will find me here:

Fluph is in Dundee, which is […]

The first quarter of The Post Office Run

3 months have passed and 3 parcels of The Post Office Run Club Yarn has been sent to knitterly homes around the world. So I thought I’d do a round up of the scenes and photographs which inspired the monthly colourways, as I did when I devised The Orkney Collection which is still available.

February […]

It is a tough job ….

Especially when the view from your office (albeit temorary office) looks like this:

Karelia House is set in a stunning location amidst Perthshire countryside. From the outside the building may not look like anything that different:

But inside it is a beautiful airy space that holds a huge amount of different craft […]

A bit too big!

Lexie has a passion for football. In fact one of the reasons she loves our friend, Ian, so much and why she loves her visits to Edinburgh is because Ian is the only one happy to spend the best part of 2 hours playing football with her in the garden. One of these days I’ll […]


Edinburgh was fun – if a little manic! It was lovely to be able to stay with my friends in the Borders (thanks for chauffeuring me Felicity, and thanks for the cooked breakfasts Andrew!), as well as having the opportunity to see other friends – I’m just sorry I didn’t get to see everyone! K1 […]

A bit of learning

Next week, in Lochinver, I’ll be holding a day of knitting lessons. While the focus will be on knitting with double pointed needles and lace knitting, it is a day that is open to those of all knitting ability, or even no knitting ability! There is room for all. Below you’ll see the poster advertising […]

It’s a date!

This is giving you warning a long way in advance, so no excuses to miss it! I will be backat K1 Yarn Boutique in Edinburgh with the Ripples Crafts Trunk of yarn on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August 2010. I am thrilled to have been invited on a return visit, and this time the […]


Well the last few days have left me feeling like I’ve been picked up by a whirlwind, and after a rapid twirl around parts of Scotland it’s deposited me, safe and sound, back home.

Our trip to Skye was rather rudely interrupted by a seriously flat tyre, and to cut an incredibly long and boring […]