Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Happy Collaboration :)

A Happy Collaboration of......

My merino sock yarn, in "Rainbow Brite"

And Nic's project bag, in a FlowerPower inspired VW Beetle print

My friend NicsKnots and I are exhibiting together (along with Atomic Knitting and the venerable WoollyWormhead) at an event in July called KnitNation and to celebrate this, we have come up with an awesome Limited Edition combo, a hand sewn projct bag with Herbies on it and a skein of my dip~dyed Merino sock yarn.

It is up for sale now, on both Folksy and Etsy should you not be able to resist such a happy and uplifting combination :)

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Merisilk Aran

Old Gold


Purple Tempest

I picked up a new base yarn to try out whilst I was at the ''s a 75% merino~25% silk aran, with quite a high twist on it.
Dyes up yummy don't you think??

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Woolfest, 2010




That's my Louie with his newest playmate, Daniela... awwh it was so good to see him again!!!

A gratuitous shot of some other funny looking animals...well you can't have a blog post about Woolfest without some furry animal shots, eh?? These are Alpacas...and I'd love to know what they think they look like!!

So, that sums up my 2010 Woolfest...good mates who made me laugh so much I was constantly trying not to pee myself...lots and lots of beer, in fact I think it was my most drunken Woolfest :) Might have had something to do with the fact the campsite we stayed at had a pub attatched to it....WooHoo !!!
The Norty Nannas and the Drunken Mums will be back to take it all on again next year...well, that's if they let us go back ;)
A year is long enough for them to get over it, right?


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

All done :)

All the skeins


In My Blood




Captain Vert


Pucker up, ButterCup

I am so pleased with how all these turned out, and I hope my lovely knitterly peeps do too :)
I am just uploading more of these skeins into the shop now, so if you can't resist letting one slide into your hands...feel free :)

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Pucker Up, ButterCup

So, I spent today busily dyeing the yarn for my "Centrique" KAL (you can still sign up on my Ravelry group if you want)
This is a little taster of what my lovely knitter peeps will recieve...

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Sunday, June 20, 2010


Another fantastic shawl, in "Silver Surfer" BooLace :D
Made by my friend, Sally... *GRiNs*
It is an <>Abrazo<> from the Twist Collective Spring/Summer edition
it used 36g of yarn and weighs 55g including the beads, so she can realistically get three of them out of one skein!!
How is that for good value???

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Father's Day, Husbeast

What on earth would I do without you?
You put up with my inner Princess, who can be quite demanding at times, and you are constantly there, supporting me and being a wonderful Father. I would not be who I am without you, and you give our boys the very best you can.
What more could we ask for?

I love you, Hughsie :-)

Friday, June 18, 2010

A well travelled Centrique

Semi Precious in "PetrolHead"

This is "Centrique" by Carol Feller of Stolen Stitches....

... a beautiful shawlette pattern, that looks really complicated but isn't....
(**GRiNS** my favourite kind of pattern!!)
Carol has kindly adapted it for use with my new base yarn, Semi-Precious (pictured top) and I am hosting a Knit~a~long on my Ravelry Group, where you can sign up to have a skein specially dyed to the colour of choice. You will easily get a whole shawlette out of one skein, regardless of how you knit.
I will be offerring both the pattern, and the yarn at a special KAL price of £16.

Huge thanks to my lovely friend, Sally, for agreeing to test knit "Centrique" for me, and also many thanks to Carol...for adapting her beautiful pattern to go with my yarn :D

Shop Update tonight :)

Been working really hard on fibres for KnitNation this week, so I thought I'd pull a few out and put them in the shop :)
There's a really good mix in there, Falkland Merino, Merino Silk, Supersorted BFL etc.......
Happy Spinning Peeps!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Another customer show off......because I am constantly in awe of what you guys do with my yarns and fibres!!!

This is an Ishbel ,a pattern written by Ysolda Teague, and Sally made it with a skein of my British Merino Sock, in the "Berrylicious" colourway.....

It also proves, beyond reasonable doubt, that sock yarn is not just for socks!!!

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010


This beautiful shawl is called "Citron" (from Knitty Winter 2009, designed by Hilary Smith Callis) and has been made by a very talented customer of mine, from Boolace, in the "Enormous Crocodile" colourway......
She used 75grams and the shawl measures 104cm along the top edge and 45cm deep. Look at the shine on it !!!
And it's just so awesomely green !!!
WooHoo !!!
nomNomNOM :)
As you can see, the BooLace, even though its only an 800m lace yarn, goes a long way!!!!
Thankyou for the pictures, Lesley, and for allowing me to show it off to Blogland :D

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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Fraggle~Tastic :D

(L to R) "Gloria", solid burgundy merino, "Rainbow Brite"

A good friend of mine asked me to create something "Fraggle Rock" inspired for her. I think she was expecting hand dyed tops, so she could spin them for herself, but I decided I wanted to try out my new fibre base, the SuperSorted BFL, so I spun it up for her myself.

The SuperSorted BFL was a real dream to work with, not at all sheepy like regular BFL and a lot finer, but with the added bonus of the long staple.

Perfect for a lazy ass spinner like me ;)

She got one skein (the heavier of the two) and I have the other one here.

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In search of the perfect red..

A "from scratch" Red (as opposed to a lazy pre~mixed red) is a difficult colour to nail. Nailing this perfect red has now become a little quest of mine...and here is my first~ish attempt, on BooLace.
I have called it "Rowan" which in Gaelic means "little redhead"...and I really thing it does look like red hair!!
How I'd imagine the Victorian Super Model, Elizabeth Siddal's hair to be...

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