Category Archives: Cooking

Chicken Wire and (French?) Onion Soup

I had plans for an interesting post about spinning for sock yarn, or so I thought. But this past week has been rather busy, and my “me-time”, which is supposed to be just a few hours for (almost) myself on … Continue reading

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Feeling ‘blue’……..or should that be ‘pink’?

I do not seem to be able to get my mind to stay in one place at the moment…I had great plans for the summer. Catching up on set aside designs, getting up to date with my work load while … Continue reading

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Better late than never!

I had hoped Wee Black Faced Sheep would return to Stonehaven at least a week ago…….he almost did…..but then came a detour via the Shetland Isles to pick up a couple of balls of yarn from Jamieson’s. Do you remember … Continue reading

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To knit or not to knit… Jam is the question!

No matter how hard we try to reorganise our days in order to be more efficient and, ultimately, to knit faster than our stashes grow, we come to the same conclusion: we need more than 24 hours in a day. … Continue reading

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Happy Chandeleur, it’s crepes time!

Today, I am not going to speak about wool, yarn or knitting. I hope you won’t hold me grief for that. Instead, I wanted to share with you one of the French traditions. I mentioned it in this post last … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from the Woolly Alliance!

There has been very little work going on in Team Alliance over the past month. That is not to say we have been idle! Aurelie and I completed many knitty Christmas gifts for friends and family. Some of which you … Continue reading

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Sanquhar Felted Hearts and a bottle of Beaujolais

We promised to bring some festive cheer to the blog by way of Christmas knitting. Aurelie has been working on the most amazing Christmas stocking!  It is truly beautiful and sure to become an heirloom for her little boy.  While … Continue reading

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