Saturday, 18 October 2008

Wonderful New Yarns

We have had a few boxes of wonderful yarns. here are a few photos:

Self Patterning Sock Yarn.

Felted Wool
We have had some of this felted yarn in before but these colours are just amazing, This yarn is Pure Merino Wool and is NOT spun, it is felted and is an amazing texture.

Fun Wool
This yarn is made up of 90% Wool 10% Acrylic and is such fun to knit with and can also be felted after you have knitted it,
Just a few new yarns we have just got in and I want to knit with them all.

Dorothy's Waistcoat

Well, at last I have finished Dorothy's Waistcoat and before I send it off thought I would take one or two (or three) photos with Trudi wearing it.

Dorothy I hope you like it.

Noro Blossom waistcoat

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Wool free yarn

For those of you looking for a yarn without wool I have picked out these following 3 pictures

The above is Debbie Bliss Stella and is 60%silk 20%rayon 20%cotton and I think the colours are just lovely.The suggested needle size for this yarn is 5mm so to be treated as Aran, we do have pattern books for this yarn and the Araucania but why splash out on more books when you might have the perfect one in your own pattern collection.

If you would like to see one or two pictures of things knitted up in these lovely yarns i could post them here.

These 2 pictures show the hand dyed Araucania, it is 100%pima cotton and calls for 6mm needles so look out patterns that are a good Aran weight or slightly chunky.

Now this Da Masi does have wool in it, it is great for knitting scarves but you do need two or three balls. I have used it for knitting my dropped stitch scarf pattern, If anyone would like the pattern, please just ask.

It is just the best yarn to use though with an embellisher, you can see that it is like flat cut felt which, as you can imagine is ideal.

Hope this is of some help to those who were wanting to see colours and types of these particular yarns.

If I can be of any help in any way just ask. Thanks

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Woolfish Festival


remember remember the 8th of November
Put it in your diaries, 'wool festival' at St Abbs on the 8th of November.

If you would like to buy the finished product weather its socks or throws or cashmere shawls or wonderful hand woven silk or felt hand bags or corsages or knitted jewelry or.. or.. or.....

Or are interested in
workshops, demonstrations
or stocking up on luxurious yarns ie hand spun local wool, cashmere,other peoples stash, and other surprises.

Or why not take a stand yourself contact or phone 01890 771133

Dianne's Cardi

On Thursday, Dianne came to the knitting group wearing her wonderful cardi,What do you think?
Isn't it fantastic?