March Fair …

My first fair f 2017 was lovely. I had so many visitors it was a little overwhelming. My best moment was when Ruth Gough (Winghams Wool Works) purchased and walked away wearing one of my scarves. She teaches spinning and weaving and supplies many outlets with their wool roving. Looking at my stall I’m definitely wanting to concentrate a little more on the weaving for a bit. I’d like to see more scarves, purses and perhaps some cushions.

Are you preparing for any fairs this year?


Arriving this week …

A few new colourways in my Etsy shop. I can’t get enough of these yarns, my own stash is growing rapidly. I finally received my DPNs in the post so I can continue with my sock knitting.

Also today I’ve been busy hand printing some new project tote bags, watch this space.

I wanted to share a snap of how the weaving is looking and how many colours appear in the yarn as the colours merge from one to the next constantly evolving ❀️ 🌈

Frugal Friday …

I’m always looking for new ways to use yarn in my stash up especially the small leftovers of beautiful handspun or hand dyed loveliness. I personally knit, crochet and weave but have you ever considered wrapping yarn? Breathe new life into a lampshade by simply wrapping yarn around it (the further away from the bulb the better, acrylic yarn isn’t really recommended for this). Have a standard lamp or a chair that could be brightened by wrapping all those little leftovers around them? If you can’t bear to do anything other than knit or crochet with your yarn then consider a simple tube to go over your existing lightshade (consider colour blocking, or if you handspin yarn you can blend the colour in like in the 3rd photo). Whatever you choose have fun stash busting!! πŸŒˆπŸ¦„

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Weekly Collage #2

I’ve been using my knitting machine to create some DK blanks, which create a unique striping dye pattern, which you can’t achieve by just dying the yarn in a hank. So when you knit straight from the blank (good for hats) it will create stripes in the work. Finished dying some speckled yarn too. I cast on a new project last night using my  own handspun, I’m trying my own pattern to make ear warmers, I’m thinking of lining them with some hand made felt too. All will be heading over to my Etsy soon.

What creative things have you been up to this past 7 days?


Etsy Shop Update…

“Oh my glob, this yarn is like, so super soft.”

Lumpy space princess is the diva that inspired this bouncy hank of luxurious sock yarn. It is 80% superwash Merino, 10% cashmere for the softest squeeze 10% nylon (for socks that last). I only have one available at the moment, I’m only dying one/two hanks at a time until I get a feel for what people are liking. I can’t wait to give one of these a try also I’m keen to take part in the boxosoxkal2017 (box of socks knit along 2017) where at the end of the year you have a beautiful box full of hand knitted socks. I must finish my W.I.P mittens first though, and there’s that #findyourfade shawl project I want to do too. So many project such little time! Yarn available in my Etsy shop HERE. πŸŒˆπŸ¦„

Handspun Hat

I like to handspin and handye yarn. This time I handspun a white merino wool tops then after plying I dyed it with pinks & purples. I fancied trying something different so I gave this simple crochet method a go. It creates a great rib, no increasing/decreasing and you can turn the bottom up to create a brim. All it needs now is a fluffy pompom! I will be adding some similar yarns in my Etsy shop over the next few weeks. πŸ‘€