The last couple of months have come and gone so quickly, first the weeks of rain when getting those indoor jobs like dying and stocktaking for the end of the year were top of the agenda. Then came the delights of Wonder Wool Wales, yet again anyone who attended couldn’t help but be amazed and drawn in by the delights of the small producers and businesses that now surround the Fibre World. I gravitated towards some of my stalwart suppliers of Wingham Woolworks , Wooltopsand Colourcraft, but as always its a great opportunity to find new ones, this year Airedale Yarns and Woolyknit have caught my eye and their web sites are definitely well worth a visit or seek them out at the next show you visit.
You just know when the weather has been far too good and this last couple of weeks have meant knitting in the garden and getting that Wonderwool yarn dyed dried and caked has took up my time. The down side is I now have 3 NEW designs finished just waiting for the patterns to be finalised, but knitting and caking in the sun has been too good an opportunity to miss.
New Patterns being published before the summer include the Ockeridge a super chunky cable sleep sack, the Ryall a baby blanked knitted in chunky yarn in the round and the Redmarley a scrumptious 4 ply scarf.
Spring is almost upon us and with an early Easter just around the corner it time to start thinking about those new projects in lighter weigh wool and cottons.
Time to delve into you warm stash and plan for those finer festivals on the horizon. This year I will visiting Wonderwool Walesin April and bringing back some ideas and photographs to get your creative juices flowing. Anyone making the list the show web site has a healthy list of near by accommodation, which enables an early start to the full day show
The Bromyard, which is last of this seasons sleep sacks has just been released. you can by direct from this site for just £2.00and I’ll e
mail you the Pattern PDF within 24hrs.
This sumptuous sleep sack has a delicate cable design, is knitted in one piece and has a novel buttoning hood to allow for more versatility.
The sample shown as a fleece lining making a striking contrast with the cream Patons Favrito Yarn and creating a feature of the button line on the hood, giving it the feel of luxury.
If you just can’t wait you can down load immediately from Ravelry, Love Knitting, Crafts or Etsy. prices will vary due to VAT and £/$ exchange rate dependant on site purchased through.
On the needles at present is the first in the spring summer range, the Knightwick Caftan, has clean simple lines, with a cable detail on the neckline and hem.
The Brockhampton sleep sack, with a removable bow has now been published. This delightful seasonal sleep sack is perfect those memorable Christmas photographs of babies first Christmas. Have a look at the page on my site for yarn, needle and size details It can be purchased through my web site, Ravelry,Loveknitting, Craftsy and Etsy. Which every is you favoured pattern source.
Useful Tip – Not sure on how to translate needle sizes. Here is a link to the Craft Council Chart, handy for quick reference.