Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Introducing ... LoveLace

My lovely Yarn Supplier, Mr Wool , got a new delivery of base yarns last week, including one base I thought might be very interesting... It's a 55% BFL-45% Silk 600m Lace... so, not quite sock weight, and not quite Lace...

 'Drrty Grrl'

I took it to my Thursday Night KnitClub, and there was a lot lot of discussion, mostly about what to do with 600m of light fingering yarn, haha :P... but the general consensus was a big Thumbs up with copious amount of fondling :D 
I am very pleased with it, especially as it doesn't smelly strongly of sheep, which has always put me off dyeing with BFL in the past.  We also decided on the name 'LoveLace' 
...I'll let all your imaginations wander as to why we came up with that name.... *GRiNS* ...


It is a bouncy, high twist two ply, very shiny too... I really like it's whispy qualities. 
Have yet to knit with it myself... but I definitely plan to!! Maybe another 'Swiss Cheese' Scarf... *ponders* ... with this colour :D


It's going to retail at £15, and I'll be adding it to the shop shortly!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Skullies !!!!!

Big Skullies... perfect for larger projects :D

Little Skullies... for socks and lightweight projects!

The lovely, and very talented Emma of Atomic Knitting has restocked Babylonglegs with lots of stitch markers .... Skullies galore!!!!
A set or two might  find their way in to one of my numerous knitting bags... *coughs* maybe :D
I'll be listing them in the shop later... :D 
£5 a set... Bargain :D

Friday, December 07, 2012

Shop Update

Okay, as most of you know by my regular Tweeting/Facebooking, I am planning a rather large shop update :D

This update sees the launch of my new base yarn, semi~Precious Aran, I am so excited to be able to share this yarn with you... it will make a perfect Hat!!

There's also a lot of other pretty things in there too, and I am also going to be putting ALL my remaining NicsKnots stock and Skull stitch Markers on sale as well, so if you had an eye on a DPN roll or the last Skullies Project Bag, now is the time to get it!

Plus, I'll also be taking £1 off all the space-dyed sock yarn... *GRiNS*

This update will be the last one of 2012, and please remember the last date for me to get anything to you is:
Tuesday 18 December for Second Class and Recorded Signed For™
Thursday 20 December for First Class and Recorded Signed For™

And of course, should you  spend over £50 I will always send the package via recorded delivery

I am going to make it L I V E at CiderTime on Saturday 8th December, so around 8pm~ish ... I hope you can all make it!!!

Twinkle Twinkle ... Rock & Purl is a little Star :D

A few months ago, the ever so slightly *AWESOME* Rock&Purl contacted me for some yarn support, so of course, I jumped at the opportunity, as she designs such pretty things, especially with my yarn *GRiNS*
She requested Perfection Lace... 800m of complete luxury... in a tealy/blue colour, and so 'Squeeeel' was born :D

This beautiful design is featured in the current issue of 'Knit Now', and is graded to fit 76 (86, 96, 106, 116, 126, 136) cm bust, so, the smallest size will take only one skein. and the largest will take only 3 ... which I think is rather fabulous, as I can make 3 matching skeins of any colour quite easily :D 

It also makes for an affordable Indie Dyed garment, which is especially desirable with the economy as it is at the moment !! You’d pay a lot more for an ‘off the peg’ pure silk cardigan like this as well.

I have added two custom dye slots to the shop... one for 2 skeins, and another for 3 skeins... so you can make this little piece of awesome in any colour you want... especially dyed for you by me :D

All photographs are used with the very kind permission of their owner, Dan Walmsley for Practical Publishing

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Things that rock my World...

Every now and then, I get a custom~dye request that really inspires me...especially when it involves dyeing to music. As you all know, music feeds my soul... I cannot dye without it.

This custom dye was just one of those, something to really let my hair down to and just make something truly pretty and full of meaning...

I can't say a lot about it, because it is a surprise gift...

... and I would hate to spoil the surprise!!