Kate Davies

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Author and designer posting from Scotland's beautiful West Highland Way. My new book, “Handywoman” has just been published.

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This swan decided to join us for our “Milarrochy Heids” photoshoot today.
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#milarrochybay #milarrochytweed #milarrochybay #milarrochytree #lochlomond  #scotland #visitscotland #scotlandisnow #igersscotland #landscape #beautifuldestinations #bbcscotlandpics
Five days of rain, and then this comes along. I love autumn 🍂
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 #scotland #visitscotland #scotlandisnow #igersscotland #landscape #beautifuldestinations #bbcscotlandpics #carbeth #carbethloch #reflection #swan #autumn #fall
Words of thanks from my blog today: “I am quite proud of my new knitwear designs, but I am even more proud of being able to produce sustainable, traceable pieces made from quality materials by suppliers I like working with and whose high standards I respect. And the only reason that I am able to produce these things that I believe in *at all* is because last year’s snoods found an appreciative market, and enough of you supported my endeavours. Thankyou.”
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Designed in central Scotland, spun in Yorkshire, knitted in the Borders, worn in the Outer Hebrides - the North Star Snood is definitely made for British weather! (Shown here in the buoy / charcoal colourway).
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NOW AVAILABLE in the KDD shop: North Star Snoods! These circular scarves can be worn long, or wrapped twice around the neck (swipe to see). Shown here in the buoy / silver colourway, whose vibrant palette works really well with a cool grey.
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Landing tomorrow: North Star Snoods (ready-made circular scarves designed by me and expertly knitted for us in beautifully soft lambswool by @williamlockiecoltd of Hawick).
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CALL FOR TEST KNITTERS: I’d like to invite test knitters for a few projects that are planned for our new club (yes, there will be another one in 2019). You can find more details and apply via the “call for testers” thread in my Ravelry group - there’s a direct link by clicking through my profile. 👆thankyou!
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Hard to believe, on a wild, blustery day like today, that this is what autumn looked like as we drove home through the highlands at the weekend. Water like glass and the colours so rich in the morning light!
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#scotland #kintail #landscape #reflection #boat  #visitscotland #scotlandisnow #igersscotland #landscape #beautifuldestinations #bbcscotlandpics #scottishhighlands
Today we are moving KDD to larger business premises. This is exciting (and much needed) but it also means that there will be a short delay shipping orders, until we are all set up again in our new space. Wish us luck for the move!
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After all the comments on yesterday’s pic, I thought I’d write a wee blog post about Hebridean blackhouses (like lamraig cottage) to give a little context for those who don’t know much about these buildings. Link via my bio 👆
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#blackhouse #cottage #thatch #hebrides #outerhebrides #lamraigcottage #berneray #landscape #scotland #vernaculararchitecture
We’ve spent a restorative week here in Lamraig cottage (a beautiful Hebridean blackhouse, carefully maintained and restored by our friends @the_birlinn_yarn_company @oceanguides_hebrides). Is there anything better than a Hebridean holiday? Goodbye, Berneray! Till next time! . .
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Exchanging machair for moor today with a North Uist walk round Barpa Langass and Poball Fhinn.
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#northuist #eileansiar #barpalangass #landscape #moor #autumn #fall #hebrides #outerhebrides #scotland #visitscotland #scotlandisnow #igersscotland #landscape #beautifuldestinations #bbcscotlandpics