Sometimes life is tough.
Sometimes you have to do difficult things.
Very difficult, brave and noble things.
That deserves a medal.
Finally for this week’s shop update we have Dalek duck canvas bags.
The shop update will take place at 1900 UK time tonight (that’s the 29th of March), so you won’t see the items listed above until then.
First up a new yarn which is complete and utter luxury in woolly form!
This 4 ply yarn was custom spun for us by Laxtons and we’ve designed it with luxury in mind.
The yarn is 60% Bluefaced Leicester, 20% mulberry sik and 20% baby alpaca. There are 400 meters in each 100 gram skein and we’d recommend this yarn for jumpers, shawls, hats – anything where you want something soft next to your skin.
We wouldn’t suggest this as a sock yarn as the combination of fibers and amount of twist won’t provide the strength and recovery which socks need to last well.
Stitch markers were very popular at Edinburgh, and our little tins of 8 wooden markers all found new homes. So we made more.
We have more needle gauges ready for the update.
Then something that every knitter I know loves – badges. These are laser cut from poplar plywood which we paint, then blued to pin backs.
I love using wood for badges – it’s easy to find wood from sustainable forests, and the wood and paint we use are both biodegradable.
Final photos tomorrow, then the shop update goes live at 1900 UK time on Thursday 29th March.
It’s strange to think that a year ago One Farm Yarn didn’t exist – perhaps because it was something that we wanted to do for a long time.
I love this yarn. It’s proper woolly wool with masses of bounce. It smells beautifully sheepy. It supports local businesses – from sheep to dye pot this yarn travelled 73 miles.
So we knew that we wanted to take One Farm Yarn to Edinburgh Yarn Festival – and the amount of enthusiastic smooshing and sniffing which went on was a delight to watch.
These colours will be in the update on Thursday at 1900 – and there are also a few skeins of charcoal, black and silver which I managed to photograph and then delete.
The texture and grab of One Farm Yarn makes it perfect for colour work – so mini skein sets were part of pour plan for this base pretty much as soon as we’d fondled the first skein.
There’s more to share with you tomorrow, including the new BFL, mulberry silk and baby alpaca base which launched at Edinburgh Yarn Festival. See you then.
Plans. Those things you make and then life decides otherwise…….
I’d planned to have a shop update this week, but – well – life.
So the next shop update will be on Thursday 29th March.
Once again we’ve sold out of the “I love a good fingering” bags – and we’ve more stock ordered so I’ve set up preorders in the shop with delivery guaranteed for the end of April. I’m hoping this will be done a lot sooner, but right now I’d sooner have that bit of extra time if I need it.
You can preorder bags here.
There have been lots of enquiries about Dalek bags – we’ll have the draw string bags in the next update with tote bags to follow a week or so after that.
We sold out of wooden stitch markers and needle gauges at Edinburgh Yarn Festival, so I’ve got another batch of both cut ready for the update.
Finally orders for the May yarn clubs will be closing in just over a week – so if you’d like to make sure you get a spot then sign up now.
The May yarn clubs are now in the shop – and the May shawl club designer is Louise Tilbrook.
Here’s what she has to say about her design
“When it comes to shawls I’m all about the wearability. Long, wrappable and squishy is a winning combination in my book.
These mini skeins provided the perfect opportunity to come up with an asymmetrical design where each colour has a chance to play nicely with the next, to create a fun and really wearable design.
I really hope you have as much fun knitting it as I did.”
Our preparations for Edinburgh Yarn Festival are almost done.
Yarn has been packed into boxes. There was a slight glitch when parcelforce turned up to collect the boxes and realised there wasn’t room in the van. But that’s a tiny detail.
We’ll be launching our new BFL, mulberry silk and baby alpaca yarn at Edinburgh.
Tomorrow we’ll have a small shop update so check back then.