Thursday, 20 June 2013


I seem to have been a little quiet lately, but actually only on my blog as really quite a lot is happening.

The first thing was that when we came back from our break in Yorkshire, I was just leaving the house by the back door when I found a lady knocking at the front - Emma - and she asked me if I would be interested in running some Knitting Workshops for her.  You can see her website here Walnut Tree Workshops and after a super afternoon of tea drinking and planning, I am booked to do 4 in the Autumn.

This is a new venture for Emma and so I wish her all the luck in the world.

As you can see from the pic, I am still producing retro tea cosies and these will shortly be available to buy from Foreva Designs (click to link) where you can find all kinds of exciting and unusual personalised items, and much, much more.  This site is run by Eleanor and Matt who are both extremely talented and highly qualified designers - do have a look and find something a little different.

The last thing is that my new website, Jumping Lamb is in production - very early days, but do keep an eye open for its progress.  There I plan to sell Hand-Knits made by me, Knitting Kits and some Vintage and Interesting Haberdashery.

Very exciting, and just a little daunting!

See you again soon with the next update.  Ruth.

Thursday, 6 June 2013


After a few days away in North Yorkshire where - as you can see from the pics - the weather was mixed!  I have come home refreshed and ready to go again - much helped also by yesterday spent at Sketchley Grange Spa with my super sister-in-law - her birthday present to me! 

On the Steam Train from Pickering to Goathland - Do you remember this?

And the train comes in!

Whitby Harbour followed by glorious Fish and Chips!

Heavy seas at Scarborough - more like January than May!

Robin Hood's Bay - Bitterly cold, strong wind!

Saturday lunch in Helmsley - it felt like a different country!

Beautiful Hutton-le-Hole

The View from our Caravan

Just fantastic - no phone signal, not much radio signal and we don't do TV in the caravan and so a complete break.  Reading, walking, browsing, knitting for me of course, and a super pub just outside the entrance to the site.

What more could you want?

HOWEVER,  I am taking bookings now for my Hand-Crafted Home Fairs to be held at Stanwick Lakes from August to December and so if you are interested in taking a stall please contact me via the comments box  or via facebook or email.

See you all soon.