We have been a bit lax on the blogging front recently. Well, that is a bit of an understatement! If this was a school report, it would contain phrases such as 'could to better' and 'see me'. But we have good reasons for our blog silence! And no...the dog did not eat our internet or… Continue reading Where to begin…
This week we welcome two new arrivals to the flock...these aren't Ryelands, or Blue-faced Leicesters. They are Bowmonts! The Bowmont is a little-known breed that was developed in Scotland. We'll put a dedicated post up about this breed at a later date as it has a very interesting history and a rather bright future. Mr… Continue reading New things afoot (or is it a hoof?)
I can't get knitting something like that, especially not in the time period. But it may be something others are interested in! This yarn is gorgeous and the colours are absolutely stunning!
Our feathery lodgers were only ever meant to live with us temporarily and though they haven't quite out stayed their welcome they do need to move on to pastures new. We have found a nice evening, sheltered spot for them up at the field and have started bringing together everything we need to make them… Continue reading Turkey Tuesdays: Let’s build
Time flies, especially when you've got five turkeys growing at a rate of knots! Now that they are fully feathered and definitely not a viable cat target the Twerks are living get outside. Their cage has been extended and during the day the roam around the garden. While this is a good thing for them,… Continue reading Turkey Tuesdays: Out and about
I’m thinking about the colours I’m hand dyeing my yarns with. Various people I’ve spoken to have been very helpful, but I thought I’d ask you guys too. So I made a survey. It would be really great if you’ve got a couple of minutes to answer the questions in it and/or pass on to anyone you know who knits or crochets.
The link is here
Thanks in advance,
Love this yarn!
I’m very very excited to finally be able to tell you about the project I’ve been working on for the last few months.
As regular readers know I’m not just passionate about knitting, I’m also passionate about Dartmoor and about British wool. In autumn last year, I was toying with designing knitting patterns more seriously when my passions collided and I came up with the idea of creating knitting kits using the wool from sheep that graze on Dartmoor.
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On Friday I met up with the lovely Bekki from Dartmoor Yarns, who has featured some of our lambs on her Sunday Sevens blog. The coloured ewe lamb is such a bold girl!