The highland dance exam, some crochet, and groat oats

Elizabeth did her highland dance exam today and she thinks it went well but she won't get her results for at least a few weeks. She got highly commended in the national exam she did last year. Thankfully the socks arrived in time along with the kilt which we sent off to have the hem… Continue reading The highland dance exam, some crochet, and groat oats

Comfy socks on a deserted island

I've gone sock crazy! I've just finished making a pair of socks (these are definitely not made in China!) and they're so luxurious I had problems finding something to wear with them. Last weekend I discovered the magnificent yarn of J.C Rennie, one of Scotland's last woollen mills. There's something about a beautiful yarn that… Continue reading Comfy socks on a deserted island

Mishmash of crochet, forceful vegans, ISIS brides, and made in China

I've been a little quiet recently which does not mean I haven't had a lot to say. I've just been busy. All my spare time lately has been spent crocheting. I've become obsessed with socks and have made so many now and even designed my own pattern for crochet socks which I've put up for… Continue reading Mishmash of crochet, forceful vegans, ISIS brides, and made in China


Some mid-winter sock-shine from Sockamore. These were a free gift from the Swedish-based sock company. They have a pattern to suit every mood. Vibrant socks for the jovial, animal socks for the beasties, and intense socks for the philosockical.  

Bare feet are for cavemen

Crochet slippers

I've noticed a change in the weather this week. The nights have become cooler and suddenly, I'm sleeping really well. Maybe it's just a coincidence. I can wear jeans again and I love jeans. I could live permanently in jeans. The best thing though, is that I can wear my socks and slippers once more.… Continue reading Bare feet are for cavemen