Grow | Six on Saturday

I'm a little late to the Six on Saturday party which is hosted by the one and only, The Propagator. As the blossoms are beginning to fade around here and well, life in the cottage is pretty bleak I thought I could share what blooms are looking good and making me...

Craft | Bealtaine Photos.

Recently I got to photograph the beautiful Bealtaine Shawl by Carol Feller for Woollinn. You can read about the design here on Carol's blog and the exclusive Woollinn Kits and more importantly what the shawl stands for here on the This is Knit blog but today I thought...

Craft | New Lanark

It's that time again to start planning what you are going to be doing for World Wide Knit in Public Day 2018 or WWKIP for short. I try and share information of events that are relevant to all of my readers/listeners and this one had me looking at flights to Scotland...

Craft | Chalkboard Upcycle

Today's post was possible by the generosity of Johnstone Paint for sending us the paint for this project.  Do you have an ugly old mirror at home? I understand I used to, in fact, I inherited it with the cottage and I was never sure I liked it. We took it down and put...

Craft | Macha

 Macha by Aoibhe Ni in Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK   This shawl is one of my personal favourites from Aoibhe. An Irish shawl design with an Irish hand dyed yarn from Hedgehog Fibers, what's not to love? I have already mentioned how much I love Aoibhe's style, a...

Grow | Germination – Getting Difficult Seeds to Grow.

I'll hold my hand up among those growers who have been beaten by difficult seeds. I don't own a propagator or a heated seed mat and yes that could be why a few of my earlier attempts failed. The method I use here at the cottage to get slow germinators and cranky,...

Podcast | Season 2-7 with Babbles Travelling Yarns

Episode 2-4 of the podcast is now live. In this episode of the podcast Grace a.k.a the host of Babbles Travelling Yarns podcast joins me to chat about her new role as the IGWSD PRO officer, upcoming events, her wonderful podcast and of course yarn. Come on in, grab a...

Craft | Yarn in Ireland Woollinn Panel

I am very excited to announce that I will be presenting the Yarn in Ireland Q&A panel at Woollinn this May!  This panel is composed of Carol Feller (Stolenstitches), Edel MacBride (edelmacbride.com), Johnny Shiels (spinningwheels.ie) and Diarmuid Commins (STwist Wool)...

Grow | Only Yew

Some of you are wondering why I have been so quiet and the answer is complicated. We have been quite ill and then we both have heavy workloads at the moment and so we took Easter to catch up on work and to catch the end of the bare root planting season. The decision...