April 5th

Jackson is fine – the vet trimmed his claw and put one stitch in his paw pad and gave him an injection and he was good to go. He is playing the wounded soldier and holding his paw up for inspection!

Now the contest – the answer was The Rowan Summer Tweed Collection and correct answers were received from Leslie, Linda, Janet, Susan, Christine and Jacki. If I have missed anyone out, please let me know and I will re-instate you!

Next questions : You have to compose a menu as follows:

One item for breakfast using at least two Rowan Shade names ( you may also use the words “with” or “and”.

One item for a main course using at least two Rowan Shade names ( you may also use the words “with” or “and”.

One item for dessert using at least two Rowan Shade names ( you may also use the words “with” or “and”.

Answers to jannette@easynet.co.uk with Menu as subject. Send by midnight Saturday this week.

One little snippet of info’, Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Killer Red is being discontinued as is Wool/Cotton DK in Flower and Frozen.

Lunchtime now – soup and toast for John, water biscuits and cheese for me, a bonio for Slip and a tiny sliver of pate for Jackson!  Back tomorrow.


January 30th

It is a quarter to three here. We woke up to more snow this morning but it has nearly all gone now as it is sunny but very cold. John and Slip are shooting and are expected back at 4.0pm and then we are going to the pub for the shoot dinner at 6.30pm.

I have decided to wear a cobalt blue scoop neck top which has pleats that fall from the neck and black trousers that have a satin stripe down the outside of each leg.  I am wondering who will be there….let me see…Steve and Lyn ( Saffy and Ruby’s owners) David who is an importer ( and a VERY heavy drinker) and his wife who is also Lyn, Andy the gas fitter and his wife Kay, Chris who is a builder and his wife Nicki, Barry who is an accountant and his wife ( name unknown) Nick the butcher and his wife ( name unknown), Nigel who is a builder and his wife ( name unknown), Julian who is nothing to do with the shoot and maybe some more!!  It is going to be a tight squeeze in the pub.  I have had to promise to be on my best behaviour and not make any wise cracks about shooting!  I must be careful how much I drink as I tend to get carried away if I have too much! I will take my iPhone and take photos!

I have put the new Rowan Revive in my store along with the Rowan Purelife Recycled Collection and Rowan Summer Crochet. I like some of the crochet designs but, since I cannot crochet, I shall not be making them!

Now I am going to do my nails and wash my hair.  I will be back tomorrow with a full report on the dinner!

August 11th

I thought I would keep you all informed about happenings in the yarn world and the arrival of our new puppy.
This week I am expecting the new Debbie Bliss Como pattern book .
I have the yarn in my store.  Also expected is Silk Garden Chunky, new shades of Cashmere Island and some Hulda.

We are collecting the new puppy on Wednesday and John is renovating the run and dog kennel. We are not going to keep her in there but it is useful to have as we can put her in there if we are going out or have visitors and she gets too excited.  We are also buying her a special bed. These beds look rather like trampolines! You can see them here.
I am offering a 5% discount in my store for all purchases totalling more than $100. This will be applied automatically when you check out.

Back tomorrow!