woolfest

Herdwick lamb Mel, Felix and I – setting up shop Wearing our Deco cardigans, and ready for, um, action. . . Woolfest throng Periphery Susan’s stand was utterly delectable. Everything was displayed so beautifully. Customers admiring Helen’s gorgeous wares. Natalie’s fab herd-of-sheep stitch markers. Jen and Nic having a giggle. Lily France looking fabulous in… Read More

Sheep Carousel

It’s time to show you the second design I’ll be launching at Woolfest. . . I confess that this one has been quite hard to keep quiet about . . . Dear tea-obsessed knitters, I present to you . . . The Sheep Carousel Tea Cosy! I suppose it was inevitable that at some point… Read More

devices and designs

Have any of you tried knitting stranded colourwork with these devices? Variously called knitting thimbles, strickfinghuts or yarn guides, they come in several varieties and I’ve recently been experimenting with a couple. Despite being taught to knit the ‘English’ way, I am a much speedier ‘picker’ than I am a ‘thrower’. I currently find myself… Read More

best fest

There has been much talk over the past few days about the general handsomeness, and nobility of the ovine. Here is a supreme example. Just look at that marvellous phizog! So calm, so gentle, so self-contained, so . . .sheepy! I spent a long time admiring this fine herdwick at woolfest the other day, and… Read More

no stash guilt here!

(warning: long post!) Guess where I’ve been this weekend? (Bruno, the North Ronaldsay ram). . . . to marvel at some wonderful beasties . . . (these two lovely ladies belong to Robin and Caroline Sandys-Clarke of Why not Alpacas) . . .and the stuff that comes off their backs . . . . .… Read More