A podcast for people who love knitting, Dorset Buttons, creativity & Scotland, especially the Highlands & Islands.

Welcome to the 41st episode of my podcast – Projects Projects Projects

Thank you for joining me once again and welcome if you are a first time listener.

Following my trip to France armed with lots of knitting projects it got me thinking about all my knitting projects and projects in general.  

The Weather

Hot Hot Hot – I chat about the hot weather that finally arrived in Skye, the following rain and growing season.

Pink blooms have dominated the landscape – foxgloves, fireweeds and bell heather.

Wildlife has included an otter, porpoises, white tailed eagles and a minke whale and there’s a spider update!


All about projects!

I question the number of my knitting projects and what’s too many?

I delve in to different types of projects to think about what gives us variety, where we are or how we are feeling at any given time or day.

I update you on the projects I planned to take to France, what actually came to France with me and which ones I did.

You’ll hear why my Shetland Wool Week hat isn’t yet finished. 

I have finished my Lace and Fade Boxy by Joji Locatelli and talk about the armhole measurement adjustment I had to make.  And surprise surprise I blocked it as soon as I finished it!

Tee tops are the next projects I have lined up.  (All non-Ravelry links)  Rigmor tee and Anker Tee by Petite Knits. Lake Isle knits by Unwind Knitwear and Dunedrifter by Wool & Pine Designs.

An update on my Debbie Abrahams Mystery Blanket 2017 and the new mystery cushion which awaits me.

And another project I’m about to embark on is the knit along, Return of the Lac (i.e. entralac) by Milli of Tribe Yarns.

Dorset Buttons & wider news from the TJFrog Pad

There are always numerous TJFrog projects in my head or on the go.

I talk about temporarily stepping back from exhibiting at shows.

You will find me teaching at Shetland Wool Week as well as teaching at other shows and for some tour groups.  Places were still available (as at 14th July) for the Arena Travel trip to the Highlands and the WildAtArtScotland Skye Textile experience.

Dates for virtual workshops:

Wed 16th August 6 – 9pm Beaded Dorset Button Tree Brooch

Sat 16th September 2-6pm Dorset Button Wall Hanging

Wed 25th Oct & Sun 29th Oct 6-7.30pm  Design your own Dorset Button shawl brooch

Wed 22nd Nov 7-9pm. Festive Dorset Button Hanging

Bookings available from Mon 17th July.

Virtual Dorset Button Kit Night – Button away Wed 26th July 7-8pm (Free)

Instagram Live – aiming for 1st Sunday of each month.

Skye Focus – the local lowdown

Island projects – Skye’s tourism has risen massively in recent years.  I talk about the Skye and Raasay Future (SARF) and the projects to improve infrastructure for both residents and visitors.

That’s it for this episode.

Thank you for joining me again.

Until next time . . .


One Frog For a Prince, by Ron Patton & licensed from Melody Loops.

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