Happy New Year!

I’m not one for long posts about the year past and the year ahead at Hogmanay. If I’m honest looking back over the year gone tends to make me maudlin, and I’ve always, by nature, been one that tends to look forwards rather than backwards.

So instead, let me simply wish you a happy new […]

Knitting – some of which may be purple

I have been busy knitting for some newcomers to the family. First, a little dress. I came across the pattern for this dress in Darlington when I was visiting A Fine Yarn for the trunk show. The pattern pamphlet is great value, and has a range of both patterns and sizes, ranging from newborn to […]

A new yarn

I have a new yarn to introduce.

This is an aran weight yarn and the fibre content is 70% wool, 20% mohair and 10% silk. It is a single ply yarn, as you can see in the photograph above, and there is approximately 130m per 100g. I got a sample a little while ago, […]

There is a nip in the air

Autumn is very definitely here, and has been for a while. I regret not taking some photographs when I was in Inverness over the weekend of the beautiful colours in the tree leaves. We don’t get that kind of blanket colour in Assynt as trees are not quite so plentiful. But Autumn has its own […]

A Sale is Announced*

*With apologies to Agatha Christie

2013 has just flown by. I can hardly believe that we are heading towards the end of October, and before long it will be Christmas. Between now and Christmas I will be away for a while (although the shop will remain open and orders will be dispatched), so I have […]

Busy Weekend

Being self employed means that weekends, as a concept, don’t really exist. That’s the down side. The up side is that you get to take a day off when you want. However this weekend was very much a working weekend. Stevan and I headed off to Drumnadrochit yesterday, which sits on the banks of Loch […]

So eggciting! (sorry – couldn’t resist)

Yesterday we had the first eggs from our new hens. This one was from Emma, one of the Bluebells, and it is tiny compared to the monsters which Esmarelda gives us:

Rona’s egg weighs 37g. Esmarelda’s …. 87g! And the knitpro needle tip is there to give you context with regards size. We were […]

A wee sale

This week I have 60kg of yarn arriving. I need to make some space! So to that end all the silk/merino laceweight yarn is currently discounted on the website. You can find it HERE. Enjoy!

No elbowing please!

There will be a small sale on the website this weekend. The sale will last from Saturday through to some time on Monday. The yarns that are on sale are the Bluefaced Leicester 4ply, the Merino/Tencel 4ply and the Silk/Mohair Assynt Mist Laceweight, as well as Isaac’s Sheep.

10% discount on all of the […]


You guys certainly know how to shop for a bargain! The Vernal Equinox sale is now over, but thank you to everyone who stopped by to snap up a bargain in the shop. It was very exciting to see how many purchases were made within a couple of minutes of the sale going live just […]