Category Archives: History

Get your knitting out and bear all to the world….it’s Worldwide Knit in Public Day!

Throw off your inhibitions and hold your head high….IT’S TIME FOR WORLDWIDE KNIT IN PUBLIC DAY (or in the knit abbreviations language KIP for short!) This year, KIP runs from 14th to 22 June, not really a day then, but … Continue reading

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Help ma kilt, it’s Ramsay MacSporran!

At long last I can introduce you to Wee Ramsay. He was a long time coming, but for once I am actually quite pleased with how he turned out.  He ‘piped in the haggis’ at the family Burns Supper and … 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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Reflections of 2013

A week ago Aurelie wrote a beautiful and sensitive post explaining her need to be quiet this Christmas and knowing we would all understand. She left us with words of thoughtful contemplation and was confident I could take the reins … Continue reading

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Bring me some Guiness, it is nearly Saint Patrick’s day.

It is March, the month that Ireland and it’s many descendants worldwide, celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. I confess religion does not play a big part in my life and so I know little of the history behind this much-loved Saint.  … 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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Bauble Cocoons and a Stocking… Christmas is on its way!

These past days have been very Christmassy over here. I guess that the wee snowflakes which delicately decided to make an appearance on December 1st may be a little responsible for it. I really love when the cold settles and … Continue reading

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