Buachaille – coming soon!

We are getting very excited here, as we are anticipating a large woolly delivery, and it will soon be time to announce the launch of our new yarn. I thought it was time to tell you a little more about it. (my favourite sheep, from Colours of Shetland) I am a great advocate for using…

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Corryvreckan

(The Sound of Islay and the Paps of Jura) Jura has a remarkable landscape. On a clear day, there is nothing more beautiful than the view of the islands from the crazy quartz moonscape of the Paps. And, if you don’t mind a wee bit of bog and bracken, there is some truly fabulous walking…

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a walk

Did I mention the weather is superb in Scotland at the moment? We took advantage of it yesterday, climbing Meall nan Tarmachan, and the four tops that make up the Ptarmigan ridge. I remembered my knitting this time. Here I am working on a sock at 3422 feet. Yes, folks, that is a clothkits hat…

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prize

A while ago I won the designer knits ‘Knitting in the Wild’ competition for this photo of me knitting atop Ben Lomond. (Roll on Spring weather, and more mountain knitting). Today a nice prize package arrived, containing this lovely skein of Araucania . . . this lantern moon keyring . . . . . .…

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view

A quick post from a flying visit. My sister came to Edinburgh this afternoon, and I took a couple of hours off to walk with her up Arthur’s Seat. Here she is enjoying some hilltop knitting. …check her out twisting cables in the wind and everything! Go Hells! Among my sister’s many talents are the…

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Helvellyn knitting

A quick Sunday-evening post. Took my knitting walking this weekend — up Striding Edge to Helvellyn. Too cold to knit on the top, but here I am, after part of the descent, making yet another bootee near Grisedale Tarn: As well as enjoying a superb day’s walking, some very good company, and fabulous surroundings, we…

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Buachaille Etive Mor

More munro knitting, this time atop Buachaille Etive Mor, the huge pink granite “shepherd” of Glen Etive, towards Glen Coe. After a rocky scramble of an ascent and a few minutes across the moon-like surface of the tops of Stob Dearg we were up in the clouds. I worked on a sock: but could only…

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knitting at 3000 feet

I suppose it all depends on what you mean by “public”… In any case, my contribution to worldwide knit-in-public day (June 9th) was to take a project (something I am knitting for the Rowan exchange) to the top of Ben Lomond and knit it there. Here I am. The weather was fantastic — just a…

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