I’m back! Wow, October and November just got away from me…does that ever happen to you??
My trip to Scotland…the search for sheep and yarn…I did find yarn in the Highlands! Along with many other things – wonderful friends & family, handcrafted pottery, homemade earthy breads, you cannot even imagine the smell and taste of this bread…and SHEEP!!! I finally saw the stuff from photos – green landscapes with lots of sheep, everywhere!! Even road signs warning you of sheep! I loved every minute!
From Stopping in quaint towns to walk around, in and out of hand-crafted shops, the yarn, and a beautiful tea cup and saucer! My mother and I bought the same tea cup from Uig Pottery.
The Highlands and the Isle of Skye were by far our favorite places we traveled…the Isle is so beautiful, green and lush…and did I mention the sheep?? The air was so crisp and clean…I miss it so so much! We are already figuring our return trip.
YARN…WHERE DID YOU FIND THE YARN?
I did find a local yarn shop recommended by a lovely artist, Jane MacKenna, we were enamored by her beautiful original artwork. She is amazingly talented! We got a few of her prints…buying some is highly recommended. Also, in addition to painting…she is a knitter!!! BE STILL MY HEART I found a fellow knitter in Scotland! She was knitting as we browsed her artwork and I asked where she gets her yarn and if it was local…YES!! The shop is the Handspinner Having Fun in Broadford on the Isle of Skye…heading there for sure!
HOW MUCH YARN DID YOU BUY??
We went to the Handspinner and I fell in love with her shop. I bought as much as I thought my suitcase could carry – bye bye socks and underwear – don’t need you hogging my suitcase space – hello yarn!
The travel day home was long and tiresome…I wish Scotland wasn’t so far away…it is good to be home, but I really miss it there…cannot wait to return.
Till Then Love…