Wednesday, 28 November 2007

All Change

well I don't seem to have had a minute to write anything, but at last I have managed to sit and write something.

First of all, with a lot of help from my family., I moved most of the stock in the shop up to the coffee shop which is closed in the winter. I hope that was the right decision, I think so, at least people can come and get a cuppa and browse.

I held the workshop at the weekend in the coffee shop, As far as I know I think everyone enjoyed it

My daughter Trudi is away for the month staying with her my parents in Germany,and I miss her, I went to her houseto get something and thought I would take a photo of her/used to be mine, cat called Muffin, She didn't really like getting her photo taken, but allowed one before she put her head in the air and waltzed off to get food. While I was there I needed something from her kitchen cupboard and I got such a lovely surprise, so I took a photo, everything was so neat and tidy, she must take after me in other ways.

I will be holding another workshop on Monday 10th December from 2pm to 4.30pm, any one welcome,

Friday, 9 November 2007

Fabulous Friday

It has been absolutely lovely today, I went down to St Abbs harbour (without my camera) and just watched the waves as they came over the walls. I just love a rough sea-as long as I am not in it or on it.

I was away for a couple of days ( to Ireland) so didn't get too much knitting done but managed to get hint 5 finished on the stole that I am working on.

By the way, Woolfish has a little mention in the simply knitting magazine, in the calender section. Fame at last.

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

1/2 way there

Well I am half way there with the Stole that I am knitting, Although I have only done the

minimum amount of knitting on hint 4, I might if I have time do a few more rows of the circles.

I haven't done anything about Ravelry even though I have been invited to join, I need to look and get inspired to do other projects.

If only I had more time.


Friday, 26 October 2007


Toby brought his mum and dad to the shop today, I think he is 15 weeks old and just the most adorable jack russel.

By the way to justify his entry,not that it needs justifying, he is sitting on a pure wool throw(made in the Scottish Borders), the price- only...£39.95

Monday, 22 October 2007

Alpaca Yarns

The Squishy Yarn is 50% Blue Faced Leicester and 50% Alpaca.

The 2ply hand dyed yarn is 100% Alpaca.

The Border Alpaca is 4ply Double and Arran weight.

Pastel sock yarn with cotton

Christine, hope that the yarn you are looking for is one of these,if not I will take more pics for you to brouse this evening.

At Last

At last I have finished hint 2 of the Stole Knit a long.

I am not too keen my stole compared to others , mybe its the yarn I am using, or maybe I should dye the stole when it is finished.

I hope this KAL will motivate me to finish it though, I have a list of UFO's (thats un-finished objects Mother if you are reading this, just in case you think I am going totally crazy)

Now on to Hint 3, and if I get a move on I maight catch up before the next hint is up.

Friday, 19 October 2007

More Time Please

Can some one put the clock back so that I can catch up!

Is it just a week ago that I put up my last message.

I have not finished hint 2 of the knit along that I am doing.

I just started it yesterday and (pause)if I work at it all the rest of today -and not have any customers in to buy yarn and stuff,and tonight -and not go out for a bar meal with my sisters -and let the B&B guests look after themselves.I might just get it finished and go on to hint 3 -watch this oooooooops A few people came in and still no work done, oooops the phone, can I hibernate... space.

I had to knit a cashmere scarf for somebody, and she is still to come in and pick it up, thought I would take a couple of photos, saw something similar on Revalry----Did I tell you that I got an invite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its all a bit bamboozeling. I think I need help...

Friday, 12 October 2007

Finished Hint 1 SotS

Well, despite, rows 71 to 79 on the chart,
(I had to take them back about 1000,000 times),I have eventually finished Hint 1 on the Stole KAL.
My yarn is cashmere and silk 2ply with a similar coloured bead.
I am enjoing doing it, thats when I don't get too cross eyed.

Now on to hint 2, No pressure!!!

Sunday, 7 October 2007

Just thought I would show you a few of the throws I bought last Thursday, I knoww it has taken me this long to put them up here, I got about 60 different throws, all made in the borders and absolutely lovely, After I have mastered knitting,( do you ever master knitting?) I want to weave!

Please Note the KNIT and Knatter Workshop On The Right Of The Page

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Jeanettes Pics

A number of years ago I sold , in my shop in Ireland, Philipa Turnbulls Crewel Work Kits.My little coz started to do the same one as me, and she emailed me a piture, it hasn't been made into a cushion yet but is absolutely fabulous. mine? I am ashamed to say -despite teaching Crewel Work - is no more than 1/4 done, maybe in another few years it will be finished.
She also sent me these photos of her latest project, she is one clever lass, She is also selling these and Fimo figures on Ebay.

I have done another swatch for SotS with yo done the correct way, All I need to do now is work out how to do the lace cast off, then I will be all set to start the stole.

Monday, 1 October 2007

Margarets Query

The black and white is no 2583
The one with the bright red is no 2582
The other one is no2587
The price for a 50g ball is £3.95
The price for the 4ply 100g sock yarn is £7.50

Hope you get an idea of the colours

These are all self patterning yarn in the double knitting. It is a pure washable wool.

I have lots of different variations in the 4ply sock yarn, this 4ply is generally 75%wool and 25% man made fibre


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Saturday, 29 September 2007

Swatching again

It has been a lovely day, and as I write this it is blue sky outside the shop.

My Sister Christel and niece Rachel came too see me and we had coffee/lunch outside which was lovely.

I am trying to get this swatch right, still not ok, I am not getting my yo right, any help gratefully received. My latest being the one on the left, the mistakes seem to be repeated at the same spots in both swatches if you turn them round.

What do you think of the swatches? which swatch would be best for the kal (secret of the stole knit a long)?

Friday, 28 September 2007

baby Booties/slippers

Still windy and blustery

Still no ironing done......

Had to knit and finish these baby slippers first

I just thought I would take a few photos of the new yarn that I have just got, I should take more photos of things I have in the shop because what I think looks ok in the flesh, through the eyes of the camera you realize that things are not as orderly as they could be. I am going to be kept busy then you will see a nice orderly yarn display.

Thursday, 27 September 2007

Wonderful Thursday

Winter is here, whats so wonderful about that you say, well.......
I am surrounded by the most wonderful yarn and just got new kid mohair today from Jeni aka also Alpaca Cashmere and all sorts of other lovely yarns.
I think I will make a different swatch for stole kal.

By the way I did finish of the other slipper but they were nabbed by my daughter, but thought you might enjoy the photos of her wearing them on a blustery wintry day in St Abbs.
I have just come back -having done the 'photo shoot'-to the shop to write this blog, my cheeks are glowing and we both have grins on our faces, watching a rough sea always does that to you.
Trudis grin is because she got caught by a wave.
The whole thing was really exhilarating.

PS can anyone tell me how to just put eg jeni with a link on her name that automatically goes to her web site. It most probably is obvious, but I am a novice at all this and learning as I am going along.