Monthly Archives: March 2015


You might have seen some of the jealousy inducing blog posts and photographs from the Edinburgh Yarn Festival this weekend.  It looked a truly amazing event and I was jealous not to be there.  So what’s a girl to do in the face of such extreme provocation? Go back to the source of course and go look at some fibre producing animals in the flesh, or should that be fleece?!

We went along to our local urban farm and were met by a couple of very friendly donkeys enjoying some hay.


“Stop pulling faces, if the wind changes you’ll stick like that”

Some of sheep with older lambs were back out in the fields, but many of the ewes were in the barn, waiting to lamb.

Whitefaced Woodland
This Whitefaced Woodland ewe was very friendly, or it could be that she was after the sheep nuts that were scattered on the floor at our feet!

Whitefaced inquisitive
There was a nursery pen with the very young lambs, so clean and bouncy! Some were having a nap, snuggled up in the hay. These two are a Whitefaced Woodland (the white one) and a Ryeland (the brown one).

Puddle of lambs!

Puddle of lambs!

These two Whitefaced Woodland lambs were a bit livelier, bouncy all over the pen and having a good nibble on the hay.

Lambs eating hay

I also managed a bit of knitting over the weekend.  Using my Greengage Glut from my Orchard Collection of 100% Wensleydale lace to knit an Elm Row scarf by Anne Hanson of Knitspot.  This is my Mother in Laws Christmas present, Christmas 2014, better late than never!

Drooping Elm scarf* The hash tag ‘bedinburghyarnfest was coined on twitter by those unable to be at Edinburgh Yarn Festival in person.  Many people joined in to create their very own festivals at home/in bed/on the settee/whereever possible!  Go have a look on twitter at both the #bedinburghyarnfest and #eyf2015 hash tags to relive the weekend’s woolly exploits.