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Travels with a Sock – day three


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 […]

Travels with a Sock – day two


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 […]

Travels with a Sock – day 1


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 […]

Knitting in public


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 […]

Lambing time


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 […]

Catching up


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 […]

Spinning day


Norma and Jennifer joined me at spinning today, Norma bringing her wheel and Jennifer her knitting. Jennifer’s designed a waistcoat where various sized squares of many colours are knitted, then crocheted together. It’ll be interesting to see how it develops. Jennifer brought some knitting that she’d done over Christmas, and Norma and I both admired […]

Knitting into the New Year


Well, 2016 has started the way that 2015 ended. Wet and windy. I finally finished my replacement fingerless mitten a few weeks ago, and it has already proved its worth, the restored pair keeping my hands warm through this cold weather. I’ve started knitting a second pair. The Shawl has certainly come up to expectations […]

“Alarums and Excursions”


(Ok, that’s a bit of a misuse of the expression, but I’ve always loved it.) It’s been a hectic couple of days this week. Shanty, one of our two horses, had been a bit subdued on Wednesday, and on Thursday morning didn’t eat her breakfast. Now, as this is a horse that normally eats like […]

A beautiful day


Well, today was definitely a day to be outside. I cleared about two-thirds of the area I’d intended to before I ran out of steam. But the promised photos are really bad, so I won’t share them with you. A friend very kindly gave me a pack of Woosheeps gradient yarn – in purple. Now […]

A Beautiful Morning


It’s a lovely day out there at the moment. The sun is shining and there’s very little wind. I took Barnaby’s rug off this morning so that he can have a good roll in the mud! I think it’s a morning for bushwacking some weeds and clearing an area for tree-planting. I’ll take some before […]