It has been a very strange week, weatherwise. At the beginning of the week we were on the beach in glorious sunshine:

By Friday roads in the Highlands had been closed by snow, and it was turning bitterly cold again. What will the weather bring for Gardening Scotland next weekend? I will […]

SKOS 2013

This past Friday saw me and my Ripples Crafts yarn heading towards Glenrothes in Fife, towards the new venue for Scotland’s Knitting Only Show which some of you may remember has, in the past, been held at Perth Racecourse. Rothes Hall had many advantages over Perth Racecourse, but I think the main one was I […]

Ripples Crafts Gigs

An email from the organisers of Woolfest popped into my inbox yesterday, confirming that I have once again been granted a stand at Woolfest 2013. I’m thrilled to be going again this year. But the email prompted me to write a blog post about the other shows already booked for 2013.

The first event […]

Radio Silence again!

I’m sorry it has been so quiet here of late, but life has been a little hectic and it doesn’t really calm down much until the end of June.

I’ve just returned from Gardening Scotland, which is always a fun show to do as there is so much variety in the stands and stalls set […]

Home again! But not for long

Gardening Scotland was a lot of fun, and very busy! I met some lovely people, and saw some amazing things.

Either side of me I had two lovely stallholders. To my right was an incredibly talented bag maker: Labeliss doesn’t have a website yet, but keep your eyes on this label. These bags are absolutely […]

Gardening Scotland 2011

This will be a very brief entry as I’m very tired, but here’s a snapshot of Gardening Scotland so far.

Arrival and car unpacked:

and finally (after much fiddling and faddling) a finished stand:

It was a lovely day today, meeting customers old and new, including a lovely lady who brought me a […]

Cromarty Fair

Cromarty is a fair little village, which sits on the edge of the Cromarty Firth.

Those who have read my blog over a number of years will know that I have a soft spot for Cromarty and it has been mentioned many times on the Dropone Blog. So it was a pleasure to return to […]

Back to Work!

After a relaxing couple of days in Edinburgh it was back to the dye pots this morning. I have a lot of dyeing to do, as I have a number of opportunities to meet customers old and new this year, beginning in April when I will be in Darlington at A Fine Yarn (no website […]

Not sure what to say ….

It wasn’t the brightest of starts to the weekend this morning. I had an email to say that I had not been allocated a stand at Woolfest 2011. I’m pretty devastated by the news, because I so much enjoy Woolfest and meeting folk. I really can’t express my disappointment at not being allocated a stand, […]


One of the reasons we made the decision to come and live in Assynt, and why I do what I do is because it gives us a reasonable level of independence and personal choice about how we live our lives. It gave me some control over who I needed to build working relationships with. When […]