Thursday, 24 January 2013


Yes, pheeeeeew!  I can't think of anything better to say - my laptop is back safe and sound, hurray!  I'm so happy to have it back on one piece - we put it into our local computer dealer and they returned it all shiny and working better than ever :)  Lesson learned though, and I think some serious backing up of files is required over the next week or so LOL :)

Anyway, back to tweedie/crafty business - I have been soooooooo busy this last week - a request for some tweedie keyrings for a wholsale order seems to have sparked off a whole new range of designs which I'm dying to show you but I'd better not bombard you with them in one post, so  hopefully over the next while I will reveal all :)   The shop is once again open - I've a few items for sale on there before I add my new stock, quite exciting!

Looks like commercial tweedie-work is back on the agenda - whoooop!

Sock-knitting progress is ongoing, halfway through the second 'Egyptian' sock - it's such a great pattern.  I was worried about any shaping/decreasing in colour-work knitting but it's all very simple with this sock . . .

I have, ahem, some errors in both socks - but I'm embracing them as part of their complete uniqueness and individuality, hehe!  Quite easy to miss a row of the pattern  or add an extra row but I don't think my mistakes are too obvious :)  I will have a 'grand' sock opening/launch, when they are finally complete - hope I don't run out of yarn, eeeks!

I'll be eating some of this lovely produce this weekend . . .

Yum!  Haggis and neeps, to celebrate Robbie Burns birthday - what better?  I'm looking forward to it - I will probably eat most of the haggis myself,  hehe :)  Shame no one else in the family really likes it :) :)

For a' that and 'a that, etc, etc!  Happy Robbie Burns night if you're celebrating D

'Speak' soon, hope to catch up on some bloggie-reading when I catch my breath!
Alison xx


Biba said...

I love Haggis! I used to attend 'The Burns Night' in the capital (that was B.C. - before children:)) and had some lovely Scottish food there - along with the bagpipe music!

Claire said...

Hey Alison, glad your computer woes are fixed....I feel rather lost without mine. Can't believe how much we've come to rely on them!!

Your socks are just amazing, I love them mistakes and all...not that you can see any!!

Look forward to seeing the whole tweedie range, love the keyrings.....

Have a great weekend,

Claire x

Liz said...

I'm not a very good Scot - I absolutely detest haggis! Enjoy Burns Night.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

fairislerona said...

We are having Haggis but on Saturday - and dont cringe Alison but I'm making Haggis Lasagne!!!! :) Its a Sue Lawrence recipe and its fab! Have a great Burns Night....Rona x

june at noon said...

Hurray, you're back in business on all counts! (I'll pass on the haggis, thanks.)

Swirlyarts said...

Ooooooh lovely socks :)

Alessandra said...

Welcome back Alison!!!
your socks are perfect : they are handmade with love!!!
xxxx Ale

Mezz said...

love those key rings!