dear diary,

The weekend started with a long planned trip to Colinette Yarns in Llanfair Caereinion with some good friends who, like me, are just a little obsessed with colour and yarn. We shared some good laughs and stories on the way driving through some beautiful countryside in equally beautiful weather. On arrival at Colinette we were greeted warmly and made very welcome with offerings of tea, coffee and homemade chocolate cake which we sampled whilst browsing through the latest design books and then the real fun began…

Colinette 2


Colinette 4


Colinette 1


Colinette 5

colinette – blankets

…we found an amazing cocktail of colours and textures, don’t you just want to take large gulp’s of all this deliciousness?

colinette giotto

colinette giotto

I was a very good girl and only purchased 3 hanks of Lasso. You can guess the colour…

Colinette 8

colinette lasso – colourway blue parrot

…and staying with the colour blue: On Sunday we spent a lovely day on Anglesey. This island is about an hour’s drive from home and we managed to get there before the bank holiday masses decended onto the roads. The sun was shining and the sky and sea were a beautiful crisp blue.

Anglesey 2

coastal path near llanbadrig

Anglesey 3

moelfre bay

Anglesey 1

lobster pods

We took a great walk along parts of the Welsh coastal path and finished off with a delicious meal at one of our favourite restaurants in Beaumaris, The Gazelle Hotel & Restaurant. We ate fish caught that morning in the Menai straight whilst enjoying vistas across the water to the Snowden range of mountains. Total bliss!!!

Anglesey 4

view from the gazelle hotel

What better way to finish on the weekends blue theme than by starting work on a new design using my freshly purchased Colinette yarn. A tunic in asymetrical style inspired by something I saw in one of the discontinued brochures at Colinette.


afon – asymetrical tunic design notes

Off to wind my yarn and start knitting, I’ll keep you posted on progress. x






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  • Wow what beautiful wools and beautiful scenery. It’s as if you brought Anglesey home with you in the form of yarn!

  • mutti

    Hallo Heike ,

    dieser Bericht weckt tolle Erinnerungen.Lang ,lang ist es her das wir
    zusammen auf Anglesy waren,aber es war sehr schoen.

    Mutti xx

  • Heike

    Thank you Claire, it was a really lovely weekend and Anglesey is very beautiful in a rugged sort of way. Amazing to think that some of your family came from there, funny how we find things out. Started work on the Afon Tunic last night but not sure how fast I will progress as it’s all stocking stitch and I get bored by that quite quickly. Take care, Heike x

  • Heike, your trip to Colinette looks amazing – what gorgeous colours! Looking forward to seeing your new creation. We visited lovely Anglesey once when we were on holiday in North Wales – apparently my distant relatives on my mothers side are from the island.

  • …what a delicious weekend!!!!!
    xxxxx Ale