Welcome to the blog for the Tolbooth knitters and crocheters.
We meet every Tuesday from 5.30 pm until 7.30 pm in the Tollbooth, Stirling.

Please feel free to leave a comment and say hello.




  1. frannyfrances said,

    14/11/2009 at 1:25 pm

    Hello, just about to buy some cable needles for the upcoming workshop. Can anyone explain the benefits of straight v kinked?

    • oorwoollie said,

      15/11/2009 at 10:36 pm

      I prefer straight cable needles as I can knit faster with them. I don’t like the U shaped hollow for the stitches on the bent ones…..I assume they are to prevent your stitches falling off when cabling. In my opinion, the cable needles is not hanging about long enough for the stitches to attempt to fall off your needle.
      Try looking up the archives of Knitty.com and see if there are any articles linked to this.

      • Carol Barclay said,

        17/11/2009 at 9:20 pm

        I use a kinked one but I’ve not done a lot of cable before. I bought this for the first itme I tried it and it does stop the stitches falling off!

        What I wondered about is do you need cable needles to be the same circumference as your knitting needle, or close? Or does it not matter?


    • oorwoollie said,

      17/11/2009 at 10:07 pm

      I think the loose rule of thumb is the thinner cable needle is for3 ply, 4ply and DK and then the thicker one for aran weight upwards. As far as I know, you can only get them in two sizes.

      • Carol Barclay said,

        17/11/2009 at 10:18 pm

        thanks for that! I did get a set of 2 so will check them out!


  2. Susan Chalmers said,

    10/11/2009 at 9:23 pm

    Hi! I really like the look of the site – well done, Susan. This is the first time I have ever posted anything on a blog, so it’s not just my knitting and crochet which is developing!

  3. kate fawcett said,

    10/11/2009 at 11:30 am

    Talented knitter and talented web merchant. Thanks susan, what a star! Just love the Tollbooth knitting group – an eclectic mix of knitters and crocheters and such fun. Hey Lesley, how’s the green hat going? The support team look forward to seeing you tonight!!!!!!

  4. 05/11/2009 at 10:23 am

    Oooh Susan, you’ve done it! Well done!!! I just googled “oor woolie” about 10 mins ago and then I saw your text. I might have known you’d have been right on to it 🙂

  5. oorwoollie said,

    05/11/2009 at 7:45 am

    Thanks! It’s the edging of a scarf I did a few years ago. I think I will start the whole picture blogging off with other images of that just because it’s the header (for now anyway) and will tie in nicely.

    Got any photo’s of finished items you want posted? E mail them to me.

  6. Carol Barclay said,

    04/11/2009 at 10:25 pm

    I like the picture of the wool!

  7. Carol Barclay said,

    04/11/2009 at 9:22 pm


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