Many, Many, Many Mini Skeins

July 17, 2014

This week it’s the return of something we first did ages ago – gradient sets of mini skeins. In true Knitting Goddess we went with a full rainbow of shades – plus a couple more for good measure.

Each set has 7 x 10 gram / 40 meters skeins of 4ply merino and nylon sock yarn

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I’ve also been dyeing lots of Britsock for Fibre East – and these are two of my favourites.

 

 

 

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Finally there are some new additions to the sale shop as we’re clearing space to make way for something totally fabulous.

I’m not expecting to have computer access until late tomorrow evening – all for good reasons – so rather than our usual update time of 1900 I’ve added everything to the shop now. Our next posting date will be Monday.

Happy shopping

Joy

Sparkles

July 10, 2014

There’s a select update this week. This is partly due to Fibre East coming towards us at what feels like a great rate of knots (maybe that’s a really bad expression for a dyer) and partly due to the ongoing saga of elderly friend in the Isle of Man. On the positive side, there’s lots of lovely yarn dyed for Fibre East and we may have found a great solution for the elderly friend – so please keep everything crossed for us!

So, on with the yarn,

First up are some sock yarns

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Water lilies

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Pretty Muddy

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Glow

Then there are more colour block laceweights – I love these, even though they take what feels like forever to dye and then unwind and then ball up.

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Gradient Blue

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Gradient Olive

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Gradient Plum

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Gradient Teal

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Gradient Violet

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Colour Block Peacock

The new yarns will be available in the shop from 1900 on Friday 11th July.

Alexandrina Socks

July 4, 2014

I’m delighted that we have another collaboration for you this week – this time with designer Alison Southeran

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Alexandrina Socks

As well as the pattern you’ll need 100 grams of sock yarn in the main colour and 4 mini skeins in a contrast colour. The socks shown were knitted in the biscuit colourway with a contrast of red. Bought individually, the pattern and yarn would cost “21.90, but if you buy all three together you can get the kit for £20.

I also have to apologise – having blogged about the Rainbow Stitches and Linen Pipes socks from Aurelie Colas I managed to put everything onto the website – and then failed to make it visible. I’ve corrected that now so you have two lovely patterns to choose from.

I’ve also updated the shop with some sold out sock yarn colours – so have a lovely time picking yarns for these two gorgeous projects.

Pretty Inspiring

June 26, 2014

Without meaning to, this weeks update has developed a theme.

An inspiring theme.

Or to be more accurate, three people who I find inspirational.

First up is designer Aurelie Colas who produced an amazing design using our yarn for the Sock Madness competition on Ravelry.

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I’m delighted that Aurelie has agreed to collaborate with us so that we can offer you kits for this fantastic design.

You’ll need a set of mini skeins, 100 grams of sock yarn in a contrasting colour and the pattern – but when you buy them together you can save £2.75 and get the everything you need for £24.00. Rather than putting together a couple of kits and limiting your choices, we’re making this offer available across all of our mini skein sets and sock yarns, so you can pick the perfect combination for you.

If you’d like to see some of the versions of this sock which have been finished, take a look on Ravelry.

So on to the yarns

First up there’s a new set of mini skeins in greens and greys – these would be perfect with a warm colour like copper or raspberry for Aurelie’s socks – or with a coal or undyed yarn for a slightly more sedate look.

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Then there are sock yarns in semi solid colour ways

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Silver

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A Touch of Tiffany

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Green

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Olive

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Raspberry

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Gold

Then some multi coloured sock yarn

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Brick

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Pale Octarine

And then onto inspiration number 2 – and a yarn called Pretty Muddy

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The inspiration for this yarn was my lovely friend Claire – although she’s better known as Scully Bunbun. On occasion she exhausts everyone in the ravelry group by detailing her plans for the day. Her facebook feed is a winning mixture of terrifying workouts with names like ‘Get Shredded in 10 minutes’ – and cake. Beautifully decorated cake. This Saturday Scully Bunbun will be taking part in a Pretty Muddy race for Cancer Research – and you can sponsor her by sponsor by going to her JustGiving page or text PMSL73 to 70070. If you’d like to combine a bit of charitable giving with some stash enhancing (who says you can’t have your cake and eat it?), all the money raised from the sale of the first batch of this colourway will be donated to Cancer Research.

If you’d like something quick and easy to knit, the double knit yarns which launched last week have been receiving rave reviews. If you’d like something even quicker, there’s another batch of Bluefaced Leicester roving in the update on Friday – gorgeously soft British yarn which is spun just up the road from us.

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Fired Earth

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Meadow

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Pumpkin

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Turquoise Haze

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Raspberry

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Pearl

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Chocolate

We won’t be at Woolfest – but some of our yarn will along with the inspiring Rachel Coopey. You’ll find them both on stand K245.

The shop will be updated with all of the yarns and patterns shown above at 1900 on Friday 27th June.

Happy shopping.

Joy

Happy Birthday to Ewe

June 25, 2014

Proof that my nearest and dearest know me only too well

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The perfect chocolate bar ( or chocolate baa)

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The most hilarious notebook.

Happy days indeed.

Sneak Peak

June 24, 2014

There’s some gorgeously squishy British BFL roving ready for the update on Friday.

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Weekly update

June 19, 2014

There’s lots of yarn in the update this week including two new yarn bases.

First up though is our exclusive Wimbledon inspired colour way in 4ply sock yarn

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Rain, Rain, Go Away

Then self striping sock yarn – I’m keeping a skein of this for some mindless knitting while Wimbledon is on.

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Brick

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Caramel Fudge

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Cinnamon Swirl

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Gothic Neon

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Tiffany Green

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Violet Meadow

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Blue Skies

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Flower Power

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Dark Skies

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Double Denim

Then there’s Britsock

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Ginger Puddy

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Fireside

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Tangerine Sorbet

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Pearl

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Dog Rose

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Citrus Sorbet

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Raspberry Sorbet

Then there’s the first of the new DK yarns. This is a 100% Bluefaced Leicester made from British wool and spun in Yorkshire. The yarn hasn’t been super wash treated so you’ll want to hand wash whatever you make with this. Each 100 gram skein has 225 meters of gorgeousness – I’d be very, very happy to wear this next to my skin.

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Red

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Raspberry

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Magenta

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Gold

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Blackened Orange

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Purple

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Plum

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Heather

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Chocolate

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Charcoal

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Olive

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Pearl

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Lime

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Blackened Yellow

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Copper

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Turquoise

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Teal

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Navy

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Blue

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Deep Ocean

The 100% Bluefaced yarn will cost £10.50 per 100g skein

Then the second of our new British yarns – this is a hard wearing blend of 75% British merino and 25% nylon with 230m to each 100g skein. The yarn is super wash, however please check a sample before throwing anything you’ve knitted in the washing machine as machines and detergents vary.

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Chocolate

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Walnut

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Biscuit

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Copper

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Tangerine

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Gold

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Soft Teal

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Blackened Yellow

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Lime

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Olive

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Coal

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Silver

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Purple

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Magenta

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Red

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Heather

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Raspberry Sorbet

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Iced Peach

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Blue

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Frosted Slate

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Navy

Each skein of DK merino and nylon will cost £10.00

The yarns shown above will be available in the shop from 1900 on Friday 20th June.

Sneak Preview

June 18, 2014

This is our new Bluefaced Leicester DK

225 meters of gorgeousness in each 100 gram skein – it isn’t super wash treated so you’ll want to hand wash whatever you make with this.

Available in the shop from 1900 on Friday

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Summer Feet

June 17, 2014

I’ve been dyeing up self striping sock yarn for the update on Friday – and I’m keeping a skein of this.

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Blue Skies.

That sorts out my Wimbledon knitting for the first few days of play.

Making Space

June 15, 2014

We’ll have 2 new DK yarns joining our range next week, and I’m making shelf space for them and having a sort out in the workroom.

I’ve found a batch of indigo dyed yarns which were either never listed in the shop or where I managed to delete the listing. There are both Sparklynne and sock yarn versions and there’s a lovely range of blues in each yarn base.

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Also looking for new homes are the last of the same difference skeins – we’re retiring these for now, so this is your last chance to grab them.

Finally the remaining sale lace weights have been marked down again – so enjoy the chance to get a bargain and buy some beautiful yarn.

The sale page is here

Happy shopping

Joy


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