Saturday, 3 November 2012


It's starting to feel like autumn is properly here now. This morning there was snow on The Arans in the distance, and the morning was cool and frosty.
The past few mornings have been misty and frosty.

This was taken a couple of weeks ago, but pretty much sums up our valley at this time of year. 

The frost took me by surprise a couple of days ago, I stepped out on to my decking and it was rather icey. I ended up sat on my bum in a state of shock, with a rather sore back. Luckily I'm still young enough to bounce and I'm fine!

The cold weather definitely has it's advantages, my Warriston jumper has been in use over the last couple of days. Perfect for when I don't want to bother with a coat, or when I've not lit the fire yet. 

Tuesday, 30 October 2012


There's nothing slapdash, about these wrist warmers.

These are the Splatterdash wristwarmers from Knitty, Pip knitted them in some of the handspun from her Learn to Spin kit. She used the solid coloured batt, and the variegated roving, and made them mirror images with how she used the colours.

If you're not confident with knitting with your handspun yet you could always use commercially spun yarn for the main body of the mittens, and then just use your handspun for the flap, this wraps over the top of the main part of the mitten so the sizing isn't quite so important. Lace tends to be quite forgiving of inconsistencies in size as well, the eyelets give the work a lot of flexibility.

If you've made something using HilltopCloud fibre then why not head over to the Ravelry Group. We have a prize draw thread for things made using my fibre, and I'd love to be able to show off more people's work on the blog.

There were 10 comments left in the silk giveaway as of this morning, the random number generator just picked out comment number 10, which is Susan's comment. I'll be in touch to find out an address and get the hankies in the post.
If you didn't win, keep an eye on the shop over the next couple of weeks, I'll be dyeing up some more.