A slightly different blog post this time – I do have a list of frequently asked questions that I am going to answer in blog posts, but I just couldn’t resist showing you our gorgeous new ranges from King Cole!
We have 4 brand new ranges, and a few new colours in some current ones, so grab a cuppa, pull up a chair and prepare for some serious yarn candy!
Our first new range is Big Value Super Chunky Tints, which is 100% Premium Acrylic and comes in a range of beautiful variegated colours. Perfect for quick projects like hats and scarves, especially in this strange weather we have at the moment!
My personal favourite is Corona Chunky, which is another 100% Premium Acylic variegated yarn, and is so amazingly soft I would like to lie in a bed of it!!
If you’re not a fan of acrylic, we are now also stocking Merino Blend Aran, which is 100% Pure Merino Wool. This one has proved so popular that we are already running low on colours, so will definitely be restocking and increasing our colour range soon!
With summer (apparently) approaching, we have restocked on the ever-popular Cottonsoft and Cottonsoft Crush, and have some new colours in too! In Cottonsoft, we are now also stocking Sky (pale blue) and Black, and will hopefully have pale pink in soon too! In Cottonsoft Crush, we have the new colours Rhododendron (top) and Waves (bottom), which are just stunning, and come out in beautiful stripes, making even the simplest pattern look fabulous.
If baby yarn is more your thing, we have restocked on Cherish (including the very popular Humbug!) and are also now stocking Cherished, the solid colours to go with it! These look so cute when the matching solid colour is used for the rib of cardigans and jumpers, and we have a few patterns that do just that!
We have also had a little move around in the shop, and changed our displays slightly. We now have a bigger display of Luxury Wool (including some hand-dyed!) and have extended our range of Sock Wool to double what we had before! We are expecting some more hand-dyed sock yarn soon too, so we will have plenty of choice for all the sock addicts out there!
That’s all from me today, I hope everyone has a great week, and stay warm!
Hello! You might notice that my blogs are going to change slightly: instead of a weekly show-and-tell of new yarns, I’ll be posting monthly more informative ones answering questions I get asked regularly which will hopefully be more helpful! If there’s anything specific you would like to see, just pop a message on the bottom, or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll try and get round to it! Don’t worry, I’ll still be posting pictures of our new yarns on Facebook and Instagram!
One of the questions I get asked the most (and which was asked yesterday which prompted this blog post!) – is what is worsted weight wool?
We get a lot of people in the shop who have found patterns online that require American yarns, which can be tricky to substitute. You wouldn’t think it, but yarns vary quite drastically across countries – while our standard yarn is DK, America’s is worsted, which is inbetween a DK and an aran, so using an English yarn with an American pattern can cause quite different results. If you are having any difficulties trying to substitute a yarn, Wikipedia have an excellent table with the conversions for popular yarns in different countries, which I have found invaluable when working with American patterns: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarn_weight#International_standard_weights
I hope you’re all having an excellent December!
Sorry for being so quiet recently, my tennis elbow is really playing up at the moment!
I thought I’d remind you of our Christmas opening hours in case anyone is planning on popping in, or ordering online.
We are open as usual until Saturday the 23rd of December, when we will close at 3pm. We will then be closed until Tuesday the 2nd of January, when normal opening hours will resume. Any orders placed after 1pm on Saturday the 23rd of December will be sent off first thing on Tuesday the 2nd of January.
Many thanks for your custom this year, and I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and New Year!
Hi everyone! This is just a quick note to apologise for the lack of blog posts at the moment. Some of you will know I have been suffering with golfers and tennis elbow since February. It is really bad at the moment, making it difficult to type, so there won’t be as many blog posts as usual but I’ll try and keep you in the loop as much as possible.
Thank you for bearing with me!
Hello there! I hope you’ve had a great week, and have managed to stay nice and toasty despite the cold weather! I have drank a rather embarrassing amount of hot chocolates in an attempt to get warm.
With the cold weather well and truly setting in, I’m beginning to get very excited about Christmas, so I know you might be looking for some gifts!
I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week. It’s certainly starting to feel like winter now, isn’t it? These cold, dark nights are making me love my big snuggly pyjamas even more than usual!
I’ve got some Sirdar goodies to show you today, as we had our delivery last week!
I hope you’re having a great week, and happy November!! I am very much enjoying finally being able to wear alllll my Christmas jumpers, because I have LOTS.
I’ve got a few things to show you today, and am expecting some more deliveries tomorrow, so there’ll be even more goodies!
First of all, I am super excited to be able to show you the new West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply colour – Candy Cane!
Hello, there, and a happy Friday to you!
I hope you’re all having a great one so far! Sorry I didn’t post last week, but I wasn’t feeling very well. I am much better now though, and ready to show you lots of new things!
Hello there! I hope everyone’s having a great week! I’m definitely enjoying the colder weather – it’s definitely the season for pyjamas, hot chocolate and knitting!
I’ve had quite a few deliveries this week, so have lots of goodies to show you overt the next few weeks – it’s be far too long if I tried to squeaze it all into one post!
Hello! I hope everyone’s had a great week! I’ve only got a few things to show you this week, but next week promises to be a good one – with lots of new scrummy yarns, to be sure to stay tuned!
Firstly (and the one I’m most excited about!), we have some new colours in Stylecraft’s 400g balls of Special Aran with Wool, including Marine and Grey, which I am modelling in the form of a Quidditch jumper!! Some of you may know that I’ve been suffering with tennis elbow since February which has meant I have been unable to knit. I had planned on making myself a Ravenclaw Quidditch jumper this winter, as I am a huge Harry Potter fan, but as I was unable to make one myself, my wonderful Auntie made one for me, and boy is it fabulous!