Apologies if you’ve been trying to visit the site recently and found it in Maintenance Mode. We’ve been doing some updates, which made this necessary. The major update has been price increases to the Ashford items. Sorry about that, but it’s a necessary evil, as the wholesale prices went up at the beginning of the […]
I’ve been updating the website a little this evening, and we now have Nostepinnes back in stock. I’ve also added non-UK postage costs to the Nostie page, and also to the mini Niddy Noddy page.
We have both sizes of Niddy-Noddy back in stock – if you need a quick stocking filler. Whilst we can’t guarantee delivery before Christmas, if you order over the weekend, there’s a good chance of getting one delivered before the end of the week.
Yes, the sock that I started back in September is still in progress. I’m halfway through turning the heel, then I’ll be knitting up the leg. Having gone down to Bristol to see Mum in September (because she hadn’t yet heard when her knee op was going to happen), the date for it came through, […]
After an absence of far too long I’m popping in to say that the standard niddy-noddy is now back in stock, and mini niddy-noddies have been ordered. Those will hopefully be in stock in the next week or so. I’ll tell you what I’m currently knitting, and what else is on my needles, tomorrow.
No travelling today. Mum and I made inroads on her garden jobs, and DH Andy went into Bristol by bus. I did a small amount of knitting on the sock. I think I’m about halfway up the foot by now. Hopefully I might get a bit more done tomorrow. In the meantime, here’s a photo […]
Having travelled from Sanday to West Linton (just south of Edinburgh) yesterday, we set off after breakfast this morning on the second half of the journey – to Bristol. As well as stopping in the usual places to watch trains… (A Pendolino at Grayrigg) We stopped off at The Wool Clip in Caldbeck. We had […]
We are off on our travels this week, heading south to see my mother and take her out for some outings. This means that orders for niddy noddies won’t be sent out until after the 16th. Ashford orders will be dealt with as normal. We set off at 7.15 for the 8am boat – having […]
I’ve written a few posts about my Shetland shawl, both whilst it was in progress, and then a post with a photo after it was finished. Here’s another photo (sorry about the quality. I took it on my phone in the school hall). At the last minute, I entered it into the Shawl class rather […]
We have some new Niddy Noddies in stock. Jim, our local woodturner, has now run out of wood offcuts that he had been recycling from a local kirk, so has turned some lovely niddy noddies from Sapele wood. We’ve managed to keep the costs down, and, at £14 (includingUK delivery) they only cost slightly more […]
Today was World Wide Knitting in Public day. It was also my usual day for spending a couple of hours at the Heritage Centre manning the shop. I usually take my wheel with me to while away the time, but it seemed appropriate to take my knitting today. I also broadcast on the local Facebook […]
In the end, lambing was a bit of a non-event. Only three ewes lambed out of eight that were tupped; the only one to lamb from our ram was the one that had triplets. The other two ewes had gone to a Shetland ram, and they both had twins. So a grand total of seven […]
It’s April. It’s Spring. The Daffodils are flowering (yes, still, up here). We’ve had snow flurries, are due to get more tomorrow, along with a northerly gale – and the first of our ewes has presented us with triplets! I discovered them this morning when I went into the byre first thing. Apologies for the […]
We’ve now updated our Sanday Savers combined purchase products, so if you’re looking for a good price on a loom with stand, or a Learn to Spin kit, take a look.
Well, here we are – it’s March – and I’ve not blogged for ages. So here’s a quick catch up. I’ve been spinning some fibre on the Traveller that I blended a while back, both hackling it and drumcarding it. I’m going to ply it with some of my Shetland yarn to get a nice […]