Jan 24, 2019 New Year Catch up from Di at the studio! Whoop Whoop! Our 2nd Batch Saiorse Wool Cashmere has arrived from Uist Wool! It is just so squishy, bouncy and gorgeous! We have 2 natural colours and some fab new patterns! Our special Botanist friend Jill is now preparing to dye some special batches for us for EYF...using plants grown by her and materials foraged in our East Neuk she will be making small batches of very special colours which will speak volumes of the land, the place and the Scotland I adore. Love this sustainable project with Claddach Farm and Uist Wool...everyone gains and grows from it! We have some amazing new designs being prepared for EYF: Polar...an exciting Gansey design with all the beautiful traditional knitting details we love. Gussets, Knitting in the round, seamless with wonderful new contemporary stitch patterns showing the Compass, Northern Star, Rigging, Cross Diamonds and much more. In awe of the amazing explorers who left Scotland for the Arctic in the Nineteenth Century....in search of the North Pole. A reminder too of the concerns we all have for global warming and its effects on the last great wildernesses we so need to protect. Shoowa...a series of designs using Fair Isle in a very contemporary way to create yoked sweaters, swing jackets and accessories using our fabulous Lalland Lambswool. If you love colour you will love the Shoowa Collection! The Lalland Lambswool is now available in 8 wonderful stores in the US! Any new trade enquiries please let us know....we have representatives in New England and California who can supply you with shadecards etc! Avenue Yarns: 1325 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA94706 www.avenueyarns.com Cast Away Yarn Shop: 1004th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 www.castawayyarnshop.com Fibrespace: 1319 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA22314. www.fibrespace.com Knot House: 129E.Patrick Street, Frederick, MD21701. www.knothouseyarns.com Westport Yarns: 582 Post Road East, Westport, CT06880. www.westportyarns.com Northampton Wools: 29 Pleasant Street, Northampton, NA01060. www.northamptonwools.com The Cashmere Goat: 20 Bayview Street, Camden, NE04843. www.thecashmeregoatknit.com Dances with Wool: 1229 Sycamore Square, Midlothian,VA23113. www.danceswithwoolrva.com In Canada we have our first Fab store too: The Knitting Loft, 672 Wilson Avenue, North York, Ontario, M3K1E1. www.theknittingloft.ca we love posting pieces sent to us by knitters who love our patterns...thanks to Brenda Hessler who made the Moray Star for her sister for Christmas in the beautiful Agate Lalland Lambswool! We helped Brenda adapt the neckline to suit her sister and she has made a brilliant job of it! Finally, we are preparing for our adventure in Southern Spain next month for our first retreat in the Alpujarra mountains at Casa Ana! We have one place left! For more information please email our co-ordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org Lots of Knitting, Walking, Yoga, Drawing and Relaxation....so excited! Gill is a great knitter and member of our knitclub...she worked her own magic colourscheme for our Geo Yoked Sweater shown here with the magical Corusik highlighting the pattern! Happy 2019 to you all and hope to see many of you at EYF!