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May 22, 2012

Inspiration and Alpacas

A bit of weaving has been done lately, although not as much as I would like. Other projects keep getting in the way and I sprained my foot by falling off the sofa (only I can do such things) which had me laid up for a few days. However, I have had a chance to […]

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April 29, 2012

Saturday night is alright for dyeing

Saturday was the day I was going to dye. Unfortunately, the day turned into it’s usual way where I can barely get things done. So, once the child was tucked up nicely in bed I asked my husband Rob if he wanted to join me in a spot of dyeing. Now, Rob is a pretty […]

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April 26, 2012

Onwards and upwards

Time keeps romping by at the moment and I keep getting to the end of the week and wonder why I’ve not gotten much done. I tried to remedy this last week by doing as much as I could of both the flaming wollmeise scarf and the rag rugs. The Wollmeise scarf is plodding along […]

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April 12, 2012

Flaming Wollmeise

This post is all about me trying to do justice to a gorgeous skein of Wollmeise sock yarn that I bought at Knit Nation last year. It’s sitting on the particularly awesome Dr Who project bag that I got as well. I’m a sucker for orange and I’d been drooling over this colour way for […]

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March 23, 2012

Rag rugs are great

I’ve managed to achieve my aim this week to get cracking on properly with the rag rugs on Vicky the floor loom. There’s a not so great aspect to rag rugs, and that’s making the rags. I got a rotary cutter at the Creative Stitches Show in Glasgow earlier this month and I understand now […]

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March 11, 2012

Warp speed

I think I’m finally getting this weaving thing right as I managed to get Vicky the Viking floor looms warp measured and beamed in about 2 hours or so. This is a world record for me and I hadn’t even messed any of the warp up. The warp is a red jute that I got […]

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February 28, 2012

Looking shinier

Just a quick post to say that my Etsy shop and my site have had a quick overhaul. Hoping this will be it for a while. It’s taken a while to get round to getting this done as I’ve been waiting for dry and calm weather so that I can take photos of my things […]

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February 22, 2012

That light bulb moment

I’m shattered after a busy week of being here, there and everywhere. The good news is that I have been able to get some things made, including a cowl that will be for sale in the very near future once it’s had it’s photo taken. I have been keeping up with my aims from my […]

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February 06, 2012

Trying to overcome procrastination

Ok, so it’s February and my ideas of trying to blog regularly have gotten a tad waylaid yet again. But I have been busy procrastinating and creating various things in the meantime. First of all, 3 sheep decided to come into my workroom. These sheep were quite demanding and asked for shawls as it was […]

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January 02, 2012

Happy 2012

Happy New Year everyone and hope it’s a good one for you. I’m hoping that 2012 is going to be the year that I really do get my act together and just get on with things. It’s got to happen at some point in my life. To help me with this I’ve started a fibre […]

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December 28, 2011

Weather fun

Living on the West Coast of Scotland you get used to expecting it to be windy, but recently it’s been getting a bit too windy for my liking. I’m currently stuck in the house as we’ve another storm blowing through outside and there’s no point in attempting to take my car out. It has meant […]

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July 13, 2011

Weaving again:)

Hello and welcome to my blog. It’s been a while (well over a year) since I last blogged. Life kept on getting in the way and then lots of procrastination at the same time too. However, I am now back in the mind-set to blog about my random yarn-related fun. I’ll start off with the […]

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