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  • A blank woolly canvas... winding off wool for another dive into the dye pot.. each part of the process  takes time but is equally important.  I have to say I like this stage for the realm of possibility! 
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  • Today's task :: wind like there is no tomorrow! We have a back log of dried yarns which I need to wind back on to cones for safe keeping.... will see how far I get!

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  • Moody skies here today.... clouds are feeling heavy but it is still so mild ... perfect weather for a walk in the hills.  This picture is a lot prettier than the state of shilasdair hq! We are busy gutting the has been pie cafe ready to turn it into the will be yarn shop - walk done now back to work!! #trotternishridge 
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  • What we leave behind :: I used to collect the stray pieces of fleece I found on walks but more recently as I have a lot more wool in my life I have stopped. Over Christmas I met up with a lady that has lived on Skye for a long time.  She told me as children they would gather all the scraps and clumps of fleece they could find out in the hills and sell it to a wool gatherer.  Today I picked up the fleece scraps again.  They all tell a story and have their own worth - in fact these little wool presents definitely have their own magic x

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  • Same old story of new year, new intentions :: I have very little patience with knitting large items and shawls are as far as I tend to go.  But the lovely @juliahodgsontextiles has spurred me on to cast on a jumper knitted in our own coara yarn.  I am marvelling at the colourworked yoke but I think I must be concentrating too much as I have pulled a muscle in my shoulder!  No knitting for a few days for me...an excuse to focus on the dye pots instead!  X

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