The Wool and The Willow – on holiday!

Wool & Willow is on holiday in Wales… at the home of the Willow (aka Pippa Scott and Rob Ritchie). We are staying in Pippa and Rob’s Hideaway, a beautifully crafted, simple apartment over their Welsh farmhouse looking into the wide blue and green yonder of Mid-Wales, between Newtown and Machynlleth. We love it here: total quiet except for sheep calling and hens rootling, a woodstove to warm up by if things get chilly, glorious walks, fresh bread, veggies and honey. What more could anyone want?

Pippa has just completed a beautiful willow coffin for a funeral this weekend; it is majestic and yet simple – a perfect way to make one’s “exit.” More information about Pippa’s willow coffins can be found here. 

I (Julia) am feeling chuffed having just completed my first adult sock which (excitingly) fits perfectly, and feels like a foot glove. Now I have to knit the second one – can I improve on the first? Yes, surely! Knitted with John Arbon’s Alpaca Sock Yarn, which will be available in Wool & Willow from September.