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Monday, May 22 2017

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 preview for a  […]

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Friday, March 25 2016

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 to  […]

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Monday, February 29 2016


Photography by Katie Blair Matthews

Introducing ...........[caption id="attachment_8602" align="aligncenter" width="669"] Dunedin, designed by Lucy Hague                                                                                                        Photography by Katie Blair  […]

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Thursday, February 25 2016

Frances Herself

Photograph Copyright David Fraser

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  […]

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Wednesday, September 23 2015

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 down to Yarndale,  […]

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Sunday, August 30 2015

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 all the speakers, as I also had a  […]

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Wednesday, February 25 2015

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 project (those ones often get  […]

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Friday, January 30 2015

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 we didn't get out on as many  […]

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Sunday, November 16 2014

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  […]

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Sunday, May 4 2014

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 make the hat.I sent out  […]

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Sunday, April 20 2014

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 6  […]

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Monday, April 14 2014

And the winner is ............

Nameless Hat Five

 I'm sorry it has been so long since Woolly Wormhead and I asked you to come up with a name for her hat which she has designed in Ripples Crafts Warm Hearted Aran yarn.  It has been a busy few weeks, and there were a couple of small delays on the finalising of the pattern, so we decided to hold off  […]

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Saturday, March 22 2014

Scribblings ....

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It was my brother in law's birthday today - Russell is, ummmmm, older than me!  And my sister sent through some photo's taken of him on the day.  I think this one was the most flattering:HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUSSELL!I've been working on Ravi Junior (designed by Carol Feller) for another great niece  […]

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Friday, March 7 2014

Name That Hat!

Nameless Hat Five

[caption id="attachment_7384" align="aligncenter" width="827"] Photograph courtesy and copyright of Woolly Wormhead[/caption]Not very long along ago I was talking to Woolly Wormhead on Twitter, and we got chatting about yarn.  And (to cut a long story short) I sent her  […]

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Wednesday, August 7 2013

Hatopia - positive action to help a community

Traversa Photograph courtesy Woolly Wormhead

Community means a lot to me.  It always has.  The various communities within which I've lived have shaped me - there is no doubting that.  One of the things that I disliked Margaret Thatcher most for was her declaration  "And, you know, there is no such thing as society. There are individual  […]

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Sunday, May 19 2013

Desert Veil

Photograph courtesy Pat Blain

A while ago you may remember my blog entry about the power of social media and my collaboration with Anne-Lise Maigaard in Sweden.  Well yesterday I had an email from Anne-Lise telling me that the pattern for Desert Veil is now available to purchase from Ravelry..  If you are a member of Ravelry,  […]

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Sunday, March 31 2013

Productive Weekend

While parts of the UK have been wet, miserable, and sometimes snowy, as usual we've been having glorious weather.   We had planned to get some good walks in this weekend but unfortunately Lexie is poorly again, and so excietment in the form of walks has been kept to a minimum.However, the lack of  […]

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Monday, March 25 2013

Desert Veil - the power of social media

This story has its source way back in October 2012, when I went to Glasgow for 2 events.  One was Glasgow School of Yarn, and the other was an event being organised at The Lighthouse.  The event had the rather long winded title, Hand-knitted textiles and the economies of craft in Scotland, and was  […]

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Tuesday, January 8 2013


Finally, I have something finished that I can show you.  The first is my Ravi Junior, designed by Carol Feller, which I made for my show stand so that folk can see the sort of fabric that you get from using the sport weight yarn.  I made the smallest size and it took 140g of the sport weight yarn. I  […]

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Monday, December 31 2012

Final bit of knitting for 2012

I cast off my final finished item for 2012 yesterday.  Well, almost finished .... it still needs washing and blocking, but here is Ravi Junior in its raw, almost finished form.I really, really enjoyed knitting this little cardigan.  It is a pattern by Carol Feller, and you can find it on Ravelry  […]

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