Thursday, 3 November 2016

Pre Christmas 2016 Give Away

I'm getting all geared up for Christmas, knitting chunky hats for my on-line stores, ordering yarn for knitting kits and making felt Christmas decorations for my local yarn shop. I wanted to find a way that I could get you, my blog followers involved in my Christmas get readiness. I thought that starting November off with a Giveaway might get you in the mood, especially if I could incorporate a festive coloured yarn in to the gift.  Here it is, my easy knit sock knitting kit in a festive scarlet red ! WoW!

The kit is suitable for an experienced knitter, as I don't explain any of the basics, assuming that the knitter knows how to cast on and off, knit and purl, can do short row shaping and decreases. What I do explain in the instruction is how to position your work on the double pointed needles, simple sock construction, when to do the short row shaping and decreases and why and of course the finishing Kitchener stitch. I wrote the instructions after only knitting a few pair of socks myself so I put my learning experience in to the instructions, including colour photographs along the way too. 

You could knit the socks ready for Christmas day, wear them yourself or gift them to a friend or family member or put them out for Father Christmas (I'm sure he would love these!). If you can't knit then wrap the kit up in Christmas wrap and put them under the tree x.

The Giveaway

Just answer the questions below for your chance to win one of these kits. The giveaway is only open for a week.

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Monday, 26 September 2016

My trip to YarnDale 2016

It was my 2nd trip to YarnDale in Skipton yesterday and I just want to say how awesome it was. I can totally recommend it anyone visiting the UK or even people living in the UK, come venture to the Dales! 

It was held in the Cattle Auction Mart in the lovely town of Skipton on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales (a really picturesque part of the UK). Only 40 miles away from my little village Slaithwaite, near Huddersfield so really a yarny event I couldn't miss!

They move all the cattle out of the mart for the weekend and then the woolly people set up stalls in all of the pens. Knit and Natter sessions as well as workshops are also catered for.  Of course the woolly people couldn't resist doing a little bit of yarn bombing with colourful woolly bunting outside and in. 
And then once inside the auction mart there was stall upon stall of gorgeous yarn, un dyed, dyed, hand spun, ready for spinning, gorgeous stunning colours, soft and luscious textures, ah I was in heaven.  The stall holders were only too happy to show us how to do things, so we learnt some new tricks, spinning and lucetting.  

We even made some woolly friends along the way.

 This Alpaca was a little star x 

Apparently we could only take photos after we had given him a BIG hug!

Lovely Sunday out in the Dales! 

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Cables for the Home are trending now!

Cosy comfy cables are in trend, in gorgeous scrumptious colours or in neutral ecru cream , they truly bring your room to life. Look at my collection !

What do you think? dying to try your hand at cabling? or just want to buy one ready made? Either way you are on to a winner. 

I have ready made cable cushions available in my on-line shop, some in my range of un-dyed yarn , the British Blue Faced Leicester Aran yarn and others in a variety of colours. I am happy to knit any of my cable designs up in any colour you need to match your decor.  Just contact me here.

Want to give cabling a go yourself?  I have a knitting kit available, where you don't have to worry about finding the correct yarn as its already been chosen for you! 

Cable Cushion Knit Kit

and I also have a free knitting pattern, so you can use up some of your stash (like I did). 

Hope you like cabling as much I do! Let me know won't you. Would love to know how you use cabling in your home. 

Quick View of Woolly Goodies available on my web site

Quick View of Woolly Goodies available on my web site
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