All hand dyed by me here at the smallholding and all the wool for the yarn is either locally sourced or homegrown!! From our own Sheep!!!!! So that’s gorgeous fleece from Wanda, Baabara, Wolfy and the three witches!!!!
This time the wool has been blended with a little alpaca and the natural grey that the yarn became is beautiful!!
My wonderful mother helped me out and test knit a huge batch of an early dyeing of the yarn making this gorgeous Ribbon Wrap (pattern link here)
The wrap was knitted up in the Silverleaf of the grey, Gentian or blue, Thistle or purple and the Plantain or Green colourways and is huge and so warm and snuggly!!
Other colourways on offer are the red or Bettany, yellow or Gorse, Pink is Campion and the orange is Valerian!!
The natural grey is also available to buy from Friday!!
This will all go live in the Etsy shop on Friday morning!!
There will be a discount code for the launch weekend simply put in the code YARNLAUNCH to receive 10% off all yarns in the shop over the weekend!!
In addition to the Rustic with alpaca, there is a small amount of Rustic, which is just the blend of the wool in a few of the colourways!! Great if you need a smaller amount for colourworking!!
There is also a new sock yarn colourway coming this weekend!! This colourway is called Lockdown Sunset, there are only 10 skeins available and I will be using 50% of the profits from this yarn to buy some extra cans to donate to our local food bank which is struggling with donations given the challenging times we are facing!
Can you spot Lockdown Sunset in the yarn mountain???
Well a fortnight has vanished since my last post!!! Well more than a fortnight!!! That’s what new babies manage to do…. and toddlers… they eat time!!!
So…. now I’m a captive on the sofa with a post immunisation snuggler….
Where was I….
Wonderwool Purchases!!! Those of you that follow me over on Instagram will have seen these beauties posted there!! But look!!!
A good mix of mainly sock yarn and some spinning fluff for my breeds log cabin blanket!! Hurrah now I just need the time to knit them!!
In other news I was lucky enough to test knit the fabulous Peeky Cat socks, a colourwork double knit socks pattern by An Caitín Beag!! Wow these knit up quick!!! I used some deep stash Sweet Georgia merino DK yarn that I bought an age ago with plans for a top for me…. two children later….. and seriously limited knit time…. and it’s now becoming snuggly gorgeous cat socks!!!!
This pattern is amazing!! And she has set it up on Ravelry ready for release on the 25th!!
Other than that I’m plugging in with James’ socks….
And I’ve finally finished the reknit of my hazels shawl in RiverKnits in Indian Giant Squirrel!!
Now I need to block it and finish writing the pattern and get it off to the wonderful tech editor!! Any interested parties for the test knit?!
So Saturday last Mum and I took the tribe of smalls to Wonderwool at Builth Wells!!
I love this yarn show and have attended every year for the last ten plus!! Apart from the year William was born as him arriving and Wonderwool were just that wee bit too close in dates!! (He would have been a week old!!)
So here are a few photos I managed between yarn fondling and toddler wrangling!!
Best way to travel in the sling right next to the mobile buffet!! Look a snap snap!!! The toddler was very impressed with the crocheted croc!!!
The wonderful wall of poppies I commemorate the end of World War One 100 years ago this year!
And then something else beautiful some started smiling!!!!
I have cast on another pair of vanilla socks!! Yes I seem to have a problem needing to have some vanilla socks on the needles at all times!!
But it does seem to be all my poor sleep deprived brain can handle!!
Look at this yarn!!
It is Weavers Loft sock wool and I bought it last year at Wonderwool!!
Squee!!!! That is this weekend for this year now!! Anyone going?! I shall be there Saturday with the boys and Mum!!
Soooo more vanilla socks!! And lots of more complicated projects languishing for a day when I feel I have had some sleep!! That may be a while… though this little man is sleeping better than his big brother did at his age!!