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. 

Monday, 8 August 2016

Want to learn how to knit socks?

Back in March I spent a few weeks on and off working on my 1st pair of socks and quickly  moved on to my 2nd pair!  For a few weeks I was totally addicted to socks and knitted a few pairs, one plain navy blue pair for payment for some joinery work, one stripy pair for a friend and a lovely snugly woolly pair for my cold feet (once the sun goes in they are instantly cold, brrrr). I always have a pair of socks on the go, stashed away in the glove compartment in the motor home so I can knit on my travels. 

Because I have just started to knit socks I thought I would turn my learning experience in to a selling point and create a sock knitting kit for the novice sock knitter, someone that likes knitting like me, has quite a bit of experience but has never tried knitting on double pointed needles, never mind tried all the techniques associated with sock knitting. 

Here's a snapshot of some of the techniques covered in full in my instructions.

Come along and try out the kit, its only £11 plus postage and that includes full instructions, 2 skeins of Aran yarn (approx 70 grams per skein) and the double pointed needles too. Some lovely colours to choose from. Great for you or buy for a friend. 

Quick View of Woolly Goodies available on my web site

Quick View of Woolly Goodies available on my web site
Click on photo above to see detail / to purchase

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