Monday, 20 December 2010

Snowy St Abbs

Again another quiet day in the shop as we got another few inches of snow,
Snow makes everything sparkle, i just love what the snow does to what is already lovely.

Snow covered boats, snow covered lobster pots
our reward for dragging ourselves away from the blazing fire was tea and hot chocolate at
Ebbe Carrs Coffee Shop which amazingly was open for business.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

A Belated St Abbs Woolfestival

here are a few pics that i took at the Woolfestival last month..... I have just worked out how to download from my phone, I mislaid the instructions but had the brainwave of emailing the photos to myself.
I am in germany at the mo and will add notes to pics and even turn pics around when i get back

Even Alistair had a go at knitting, bringing back memories of early childhood (long... long... ago.....)

Sunday, 22 August 2010

St Abbs WoolFestival


Mon30thAug(bank holiday mon)@StAbbs

Looking for that special something?

· Hand Dyed Yarn by Gill, Jeni from Fyberspates, Natalie from Yarn Yard, Jon from Natural born Dyers, Jacqui from Jammam………
· Hand-spun local wool why not try spinning yourself
· Self Patterning Sock Yarn
· Cairndinnis with their Alpaca yarn and hopefully the Alpacas
· Special Offer Yarns
· Or just looking for that fabulous yarn to knit something wonderful
· Scarves and Throws – made in Scotland
· Handmade Jewelry by Amelee, …Laura Cameron……
· Many hand knits, embroideries, textile art…

Venue:St Abbs Village Hall(the old School)
Time: 10am–5pm on Mon 30th Aug

Proceeds from teas & coffees go to St Abbs RNLI
For more info contact shop on 019807 71133
Or Trudi on 078590 53 663
Or call into Woolfish St.Abbs, email

Sunday, 15 August 2010

New Camera

I have a new camera(another one as my last new camera was drenched while taking photos of a rough sea and waves coming over the wall)
just a couple of photos one just messing :-

and then two of a young man who came into the shop a bought a sock kit just a few weeks ago and came in to show me them:-

arn't they amazing......

I have taken lots of photos when a went to Germany and Knit Camp in Stirling.
When I learn how to download them from my camera (i have spent ages- maybe reading the instructions will help)I will show you them.
I had a great time at both places and met such nice people.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

having been off the planet - I am back

Well, after a few months of trying to get my life on track, I thought I had better let you know that I am still here.
Woolfish is still here after long deliberations - shall we keep going? yes? No?
For the moment it is a yes.!!!!!!
I was in a quandry about where to live - should I stay in the house I am in? Yes? No?
For the moment yes!!!!
It is soooo handy as a venue for knitting retreats and the knitting group.
At the end of the day nothing has changed, except both Trudi and I have renewed zeal for the shop and all things woolly.
The retreats are still going ahead in September and November.
The St Abbs Woolfestivals are still going ahead at the end of August and in November.

Our New Lanark Cones are proving a big hit especially with this free patern.
We had an amazing time at Wonderwool and at Woolfest.
Thankyou to all those who came up and said Hi.
And the constant supply of ice-cream (for my sore throat)

Thursday, 25 February 2010

A great 2 days

My sisters and I went over to see my parents for a surprise visit and we had a wonderful time
Sat morning-- start of weekend away.
The trees were just wonderful

I left my car in Cove and had to take a couple of photos

the three of us plus wee coz Jeanette
On Sunday we got the train - with bikes , to Lindau and then cycled back to my parents--about 8 - 10 km I'll have you know

Lindau is an island on Lake Constance and is just wonderful

I just loved these trees, Alison did tell me what they were called but I have forgotten

We had to have hot chocolate here

The infamous Five

Darcy Bussle watch out !!!
Or should I say vicar of Dibley

Back home on Monday
What a great time we all had

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Knaked Knitted Bags

After some snow last night, we have wonderful blue sky this morning.

I thought I would let you see some bags we have been making, most of them are going to be lined
The bags are knitted without needles (hence Knaked

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Sock Yarn

Just a few Balls of sock yarn, they all knit up with a fairisle effect
they are 100g
£7.50 each
Plus P&P if you would like me to post them out to you

Monday, 15 February 2010

Photos within a 5mile radius of Woolfish and me

I was looking for some photos and thought I would put these up on the blog,
I think I live in one of the most beautiful places in the world (not that I have seen the whole world). What do you think??
If you don't agree why not send me a photo of what you think is the most beautiful place in the world. Wonderful St Abbs Head

Can you believe these photos were taken a couple of weeks apart, also that there is about 200mtrs between these two photos
I know these are photos taken in Jan but thought they were great

my poor car

I love seeing St Abbs harbour with snow, a sight you don't see very often
The village Hall, No it doesn't always have the needles attached, but just a reminder about the Wool Festival in St Abbs on the 27th February

this is just one of the best views from Woolfish shop and I love the colour of the sky

I just love a rough sea

This is a beach that I (and my family) call cowrie bay, I walked here just over a week ago and managed to find 37cowries, a friend managed to get 74 just a couple of days before, she did gloat a little!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

these two beaches are directly next to each other. one is stoney and one is sandy. Why/how does that happen?????

This is just a small part of the sandy beach(coldingham bay)

I try and go swimming (when it gets a little warmer) here early in the morning,
others come sometimes so if you want to join just give me a call
Rose, a young lady who came into the shop, took this lovely picture of a new bunch
snow drops a couple of weeks ago,
I should have put it here a while ago